Category Archives: Breakfast/Quraac/إفطار/Petit Déjeuner

Egg Burrito (Burriito Ukun) بوريتو البيض

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English Af-Soomaali عربي Egg Burrito www.xawaash.com Many people skip breakfast even though most know that it is not a good idea. Everyone has his or her reasons but we will not get into those now. We believe in having a good, nourishing breakfast. It helps tremendously if you have a good repertoire of dishes that…

Flour Tortillas (Tortiya) Tortillas de Blé خبز تورتيا

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Flour Tortillas www.xawaash.com For Somalis and East Africans in general, these flour tortillas are a healthier version of chapati. The ingredients are the same, the difference being the quantity of oil used and the method of rolling out the dough. East African chapati is prepared with a lot more oil, making…

Meat Pide (Biitsa Turki Hilib Leh) Pide à la Viande بيتزا اللحم التركية

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Meat Pide www.xawaash.com Our trip to Istanbul was everything our Spain trip was not. Months before our trip to Spain, we planned in detail, everything we were going to do: the places we were going to visit, the foods we wanted to try, the shows we wanted to watch, etc. We…

Mutabbal – Eggplant Dip (Mutabbal) Dip d’Aubergine متبل الباذنجان

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Eggplant Dip www.xawaash.com Whether you like it with a smoky flavour or not, this is an easy appetizer to prepare that you will enjoy. For us, the smoky flavour is a definite taste booster and we cannot imagine mutabbal without it. It adds a summery touch to your meal, reminding you…

Egg-Stuffed Potatoes (Nafaqo) Croquettes de Pomme de Terre aux Oeufs بطاطس محشية بالبيض

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Egg-Stuffed Potatoes www.xawaash.com Somalis know this dish as Nafaqo which means ‘nutrition’. It is commonly served as a snack and sometimes for breakfast. In some parts of Somalia, ground beef is used in place of the potatoes, similar to Scotch eggs. Some cooks prefer to make the balls smaller, in which…

Hummus (Xumus) Houmous حُمُّص

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Hummus www.xawaash.com Have you ever tried using extra virgin olive oil to make mayonnaise in a food processor or blender? If you did, you will have learned that the result is a bitter-tasting mayonnaise. Extra virgin olive oil turns bitter when blended in a food processor or blender. So, if you…

Quick Ricotta Cheese (Farmaajo Rikoota) جبنة ريكوتا

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Ricotta Cheese www.xawaash.com It is possible to think of cheese and not think of Somalia. When it comes to cheese, we believe Somalia is the closest you can get to a country that is the direct opposite of France. Yes, we are a nation of milk, with meat and milk (cad…

Somali Puff Puff (Bur Saliid) Puff Puff Somali الـمـقـلـيـة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Puff Puff www.xawaash.com Most cultures have some form of fried dough: puff puffs, fry dough, beignet, zeppole, bofrot, loukoumades, etc. Somalis know it as bur saliid. It is a popular street food that is served as a snack. Bur saliid with samosas, bajiya, and tea make a great casariye (afternoon…

Ful Mudammas (Fuul) Ful Mudammas فول مدمس

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Ful Mudammas www.xawaash.com “Some ideas are by frequency and strength of association so closely combined that they cannot be separated; if one exists, the other exists along with it in spite of whatever effort we make to disjoin them.” (Analysis of the Human Mind, 2nd ed., vol. i, p. 93) That…

Ambulo (Cambuulo) Ambulo عَمْبُولُو

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Ambulo www.xawaash.com My most memorable meal was not the one that I had at a fancy restaurant. It was a plate of beans and rice that I had in Mareer Gur, Somalia. It was the most satisfying meal ever! Somalis call it “federation”, a federation of grains. In the early hours…