Dim'a Musabika (Egyptian Tomato Sauce)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

A very dear friend of mine, L.D.Osni, lived in Egypt for a while and was married to an Egyptian. She taught me this recipe. It is a little spicy, and I love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large enough pot; add onions.
  2. Sauté the onions until translucent (about 6 minutes).
  3. Add garlic; sauté for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the can of tomato paste, and sauté, constantly stirring for 3 minutes.
  5. Add 4 cups water.
  6. Stir in the vinegar, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  7. Slow simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

A very nice dish, I used it as a bed for some grilled fish and chicken. My son didn't love it by both my husband and I really thought the spices were nice and the tang of the sauce was different and enjoyable. Reviewed for ZWT III

AshK June 10, 2007

I'm having an Egypt dinner day, (gradually working my way throughg the alphabet and around the world). I made this to dip in the Fish Koftas. It is rather good. Its kind of "raw" and hot tasting - I think it could do with a little background depth - but Im not sure how to do this. But anyway, if you like hot dips, you will like it. Its easy to do.

donnafenley June 09, 2007

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