Seneyat Macarona bel-Laban
(Spaghetti with Yogurt)


  • 3 cups spaghetti (break into 2-inch lengths)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons corn oil
  • 3 onions, finely grated
  • 3/4 pound minced meat
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 cups yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 bundle fresh parsley


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Strain.
  2. Hard-boil the eggs, then peel and slice into rings.
  3. Heat the oil and the onions, minced meat, cumin and black pepper with a little water. Cook over medium heat.
  4. Put spaghetti into a saucepan. Add butter and stir over heat for five minutes.
  5. Put spaghetti into a baking dish.
  6. After mixing yogurt with garlic and salt, pour over the spaghetti. Cover this with minced meat, egg rings and parsley.
  7. Put dish in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for five minutes.
  8. Serve hot.

Serves 4 to 6 persons.

Source: Saudi Arabia Magazine (an official publication of the Information Office of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia), Summer 1997