Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

It enhances the flavour of many foods, I live in Egypt and use it often, I always have in the fridge to liven up the taste buds. Ideal condiment for Liver, spaghetti, foul medames (Egyptian fava beans)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Liquidize everything together (traditionally should be crushed with a mortar and pestle), not too much to keep some pieces in the liquid.
  2. Put into a ½ litre mineral water bottle, add the lemon juice and top up the remaining space with cold water, shake it’s ready!


Most Helpful

Wonderful condiment! Actually I love dipping bread in it and then in dukkah. And I particularly like it on fried potatoes! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
Made for Welcome to Egypt / N*A*M*E Forum

Mia in Germany June 05, 2012

This is a very versatile condiment. It also makes an excellent marinade. It reminds me of the Goya mojo criollo marinade. Made for PAC 2012 Orphanage.

threeovens May 06, 2012

This daqua is wonderful. I have made it several times now and last time I tripled the recipe because it is gone soon after I make it. We put it on almost everything it gives a lovely flavor to your food. Believe it or not, my DH actually drank it the other day. Thank you for posting .

Umm Mazen April 02, 2007

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