19 Reviews

I enjoy tomatoes in anything, so I had to like this sauce. I made it to the recipe, tasted it, then decided to add a couple of teaspoons of ground coriander, 1 of cumin, one of sugar and 1 of lemon juice. I took note and heaped the black pepper in ;-). It's tomatoey (obviously), and fresh and lively tasting-I love it! I'm now cooking lamb shanks in most of the sauce (good idea kdlpmum), but have held some back to dip our bread in and try with our green veg. Since talking to Hajar, I relise this is a sauce used as a condiment, rather than a cooking sauce. It worked great, but really was better for dipping bread in and as a fresh sauce over our vegetables.

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JustJanS August 13, 2005

This was 5 stars to me but I dont think DH liked it. I very finnly chopped the sweet white onion in a small blender. I did not use fresh coriander as I didnt have any so I put in some ground coriander instead. I used sweet paprika, sea salt and a lot less freshly ground black pepper. I forgot the lemon juice at the end since dinner was in a rush. I wont be able to make this again but do recommend it being tried.

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UmmBinat September 21, 2009

This was okay, but I found it quite bland and flavorless. The only real flavor was that of the tomato paste (a very metallic flavor, usually there's something to cover it up). I'm sorry but I will not be making this again.

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Habibi March 29, 2008

This is really wicked! Loved it!

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Pinaygourmet #345142 March 30, 2007

Enjoyed this very much. I used smoked paprika instead of the regular sort, and it came out very well.

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Syrinx September 18, 2006

Another winner you have here dear Hajar. I suggest making thia sauce a day head. The next day all the flavours come together and it tastes almost like another sauce altogether.

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lemoncurd June 14, 2006

Very yummy! I served it with breadsticks, vegetable tagine, and couscous. (morrocan night) We all loved dipping and I ate way more breadsticks than I should have! Thanks for posting such an authentic recipe.

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akgrown June 07, 2006

I have been wanting to try this recipe for awhile and today was the day. I made it this morning and then heated it up for dinner to serve with breadsticks along side my main dish. It was wonderful! The kids especially liked it and ended up eating way too many breadsticks just because of the sauce. It was easy to make and definitely delicious. Thanks for posting!

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Chris from Kansas April 23, 2006

Hajar, this was so darn good. I made it as posted. It was easy to make and very flavorful. I used it as a dip for chicken. Also as a bread dip. It's just great. Thanks so much for this recipe...

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Kathy228 March 04, 2006

Great Dip!! Served with bread. i'ts very similar to what is call Turkish Dip in Israel

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Across the Ocean January 10, 2006
Hajar's Wicked Sauce Tomatish!