Every now and then, my friends and I gather at one of our houses, and each prepares a dish, so my friend, Aamal, prepares this so delicious pasta ( actually her cook prepares it :-) ) and every time we gather, we ask her to bring us this pasta.. It has some bahraini spice,"called "daqqous" , but the recipe is not bahraini, but it tastes soo good.. we call it now "Aamal's pasta :-)


  • 350gm Pipe Rigatei pasta

  • 500ml sour cream

  • 1 glass ( 240ml ) white cream cheese (like Puck or Al-Mara3i)

  • 1 onion,finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 250gm boneless chicken, cooked& cut in medium size pieces

  • 1 can mushroom (or fresh mushroom)

  • 200gm frozen whole leaf spinach (or 500-600gm fresh spinach)

  • Salt& black pepper (to season)

  • 1/2-1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon Daqqous powder (Home-made Bahraini spices, mix of coriander, cumin,garlic powder,salt& allot of red chilli powder)

  • Olive oil & butter

  • 200gm Mozzarella cheese, grated


  • 1.

    Prepare pasta as directed on the package

  • 2.

    Mean while, In a pot, sauté the onions & the garlic in some olive oil & butter till translucent.

  • 3.

    Add mushroom and stir.

  • 4.

    Add spinach and stir.

  • 5.

    Add sour cream and cream cheese.

  • 6.

    Add the salt, pepper and daqqous.

  • 7.

    When the mixture boils, add the pasta ( add 3/4th and see if need to add more ) and chicken. Add chicken stock to get a thick sauce (add extra stock if needed).

  • 8.

    Transfer pasta mix to a baking dish. Top it with Mozzarella cheese.

  • 9.

    Bake in preheated oven on 240C degree for about 10-15 minutes till it boils all together and top becomes golden.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (5 servings)

  • Energy 883kj
  • Fat Total 54g
  • Saturated Fat 29g
  • Protein 34g
  • Carbohydrate 65g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Sodium 1007mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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You can prepare it even without the chicken If you lik,e or add extra chicken if you like more meat in it .. so it's up to you.
If you have any chicken left overs, you can immediatelly prepare this pasta with no time at all..
I don't like sour cream allot, so I use 250ml sour cream and 250ml whipping cream, and about 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice.

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Posted by Sawsan5Report
Dear Huda. Is there any way to make this recipe lighter with keeping the same great taste ?
Posted by Simsim Fufu Report
Delicious, I made it for my family and they all loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipes, it would be great to see more of them :)
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Dear Farah4..
Thank you so so much for trying the recipe and sharing your feed back..I'm so glad u and ur lovely family enjoyed this pasta.. I actually always do :-) .. it's one of my favorutes :-D
Thank you so much again :-)
Posted by SH135Report
Huda, thank you for sharing your recipes. Would you mind sharing your spice blend recipe for the Daqqous powder. I would like to make this myself but am unsure of the quantities of each ingredient. Many thanks.
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Hi sorry for the late reply!! the issue that we dont get notifications if there is any comment on any of the recipes pages!!
Anyways.. What i know about daqqous that its a combination of garlic powder+coriander+cumin+chilli powder ..i guess some paprika as well.. the garluc is strong in for the chilli, usually this mix is spicy,.so if u will prepare it at home, u can add the xhilli quantity as u feel its good for u.. but its a hot spice mix in general ..
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
most welcome my dear, hope u'll like as i do :-)
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
oooo it is my dear .. more than u can imagine .. try it and see.. u'll LOVE it..
Posted by hungry girlReport
sounds yum
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
oooo it is my dear .. more than u can imagine .. try it and see.. u'll LOVE it..
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
I'll pass by the super market and check both and see the difference, usually we use Kiri cheese instaed of Philadelphia
and Puck instead of MAscarpone
but i'll go check and come back to u ..