Daqoos or Daqqus is a Kuwaiti or Gulf Arabic tomato sauce that is combine with garlic and olive oil.
Before I went back to the Philippines, I have lived in Kuwait for more than 18 years, which I considered as my second home. During that time, I have eaten much delicious Kuwaiti food, which is one of my favorites. One Kuwaiti dish that I miss is Majboos / Machboos.
It is a national Kuwaiti rice dish that can be served either chicken, lamb, or fish. If you lived in Kuwait, you will know Majboos serve with a tomato sauce called Daqoos / Daqqus.
What is Daqoos?
Daqoos or Daqqus is a Kuwaiti tomato sauce that has a tomato garlicky taste, and it is not spicy.
Apparently, you cannot eat Majboos or Kabsa without this sauce and Arabic Salad. That is because it is an important condiment that must be pair with Majboos or even Kabsa, a Saudi meat rice dish.
Fortunately, making a Daqoos recipe is very easy which takes less than 5 minutes to make this delicious Arabic tomato sauce.
To make Daqqus sauce, you only need few ingredients which is readily available in most grocery stores.
- Fresh Tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- Olive oil
To make Daqoos recipe is very simple since it only take less 5 minutes.
Firstly, combine the tomatoes and water in a blender to make it into a puree. Once you finish, keep aside while preparing the pan.
Add olive oil to the pan and wait till it becomes hot. Once the oil is hot, add garlic and give a quick stir for few minutes or till it turns light brown.
Next, add the tomato mixture puree to the pan. Stir to mix before adding the tomato paste. Add sugar, salt, and black pepper and continue stirring till the sauce thicken and is well mixed. And you are done.
Remember, make sure you pair with any delicious Arabic or Middle Eastern salad you can think of when serving machboos.
For full instruction, here is the recipe card below.
- 1.5 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste
- 2 large Tomatoes
- 4 cloves of Garlics
- 3 tablespoon of olive oil
- ½ cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar
- Salt and Black Pepper for Taste
- Add tomatoes and water in a blender to make it into a puree. Keep Aside.
- Add olive oil in the pan and wait till it become hot
- Add garlic in the pan. Give a stir till the garlic turns into light brown
- Pour the tomato puree into the pan. Stir to combine.
- Add tomato paste, salt, black pepper and sugar. Stir to combine till the sauce thickened.
I have been looking for this since I was a kid in Kuwait. Never have been able to find it but now I have!!!!!!
thank you so much, you have brought back some amazing memories of childhood having the neighbours bring this round during eid.
thank you so much
Thank you for the nice comment Lucy. Daqoos was one of the first Kuwaiti foods that is important to me since I was born there. This is why I love to share my recipes to my readers so they can make one no matter where they live.
Actually in the family I grew up with Daquoos is Spicy with LOT´s of chilli, perhaps because they were Kuwaitis that had libved a long time in India I dunno, but for me it HAS to be hot!
Hi Nahil. I will have to disagree with your comment. One of my Aunt and cousins are Kuwaitis.
When they serve Majboos with Daqoos, it is not spicy. One thing I learned when living in Kuwait that Khaleej Arab don't eat as much spicy as Indian or other Asian cuisines.
Maybe some variation will prefer it spicy, but not the people I knew.
Tis is the most delicoious, best ever tomato sauce recipe! Made it tonight to accompany the Maijboos. I öove tomatoes of all kinds and tomato sauce(s), but this is the best ever tasting and easiest ever to make. Greetings from Germany Gina