Friday, 9 August 2013

Laasida - Moroccan Eid Breakfast Recipe

How to make Laasida a specialty of Rabat, Morocco that is served in the breakfast of Eid.
Nice to try a super simple Moroccan recipe, Laasida that is a classic Eid-ul-Fitr breakfast dish. Laasida is a simple and healthy dish made with couscous or semolina and served with butter and honey. Simply try and enjoy!

Recipe Story

It is a maghreb al watan food popular in north Africa. It is similar to mesfouf or porridge. It is a classic recipe loved by Moroccans and considered as a childhood memory of Eid Breakfast at the end of Ramadan.

  • Couscous    10 Ounce
  • Water    6 Cup (96 tbs)
  • Salt    1 Teaspoon
  • Butter    2 Tablespoon
For serving
  • Honey    3 Tablespoon (to taste)
  • Butter    2 Tablespoon (to taste)


  1.  In a cooking pan, pour the water and add the couscous. Cover and bring it to boil on medium heat, for about 10 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
  2. Add in the salt and butter. Stir well. Reduce the heat to low and let the Laasida cook for around 30 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. When Laasida is cooked to the consistency of mashed potato, take the pan off the heat.
  4. Serve the Laasida immediately with butter and honey to taste.

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