Category Archives: VEGAN

2 Tomato Sauces (2 Dallac Bilaash) 2 Sauces Tomate نوعين من صلصة الطماطم


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Uncle Mursal Mohamed Abdulle just came back from Russia when he called me, my brother and a young uncle to the kitchen. I had just turned 12 and my brother was 13. He announced, “Today I will teach you how to cook been dallac.” Been dallac is a very basic tomato…

Fava Bean & Chickpea Salad (Insalaaddo Digir) Salade de Fèves et Pois Chiches سلطة الفول والحمص


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي This is an easy, healthy salad that we love. You can snack on it between meals, have it as a side, or have a bowl of it for lunch. Most people do not associate healthy with delicious but this salad is yummy as well as healthy. We used canned fava beans…

Flour Tortillas (Tortiya) Tortillas de Blé خبز تورتيا

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Flour Tortillas 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…

Okra & Green Bean Stew (Maraq Baamiye & Digir) Ragoût d’Okras et de Haricots Verts مرق بامية وفاصوليا خضراء

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Okra & Green Bean Stew This one of the recipes we turn to when we want to keep our meat consumption in check. That is very difficult to do when you are friends with a butcher who supplies you with the freshest meat. Even when not shopping for meat, the…

Cauliflower Tabbouleh (Tabbuula Qarnabiit) Taboulé de Chou-Fleur تبولة قرنبيط

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Cauliflower Tabbouleh A fragrant, fresh, and crunchy salad that takes its inspiration from the traditional tabbouleh that is a popular Levantine salad. Traditional tabbouleh is made with bulgur wheat and different regions use different proportions of it in the salad. Instead of bulgur, we decided to use grated cauliflower which…

Sweet Plantains (Muus Bukeeni Macaan) Plantains Confits موز الجنة المُحلى

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Sweet Plantains This sweet plantain dessert is a popular Ramadan dish in Somalia, particularly in the southern parts of the country. It is very easy to make and it is also quite economical. The plantains are usually flavoured with coconut and in some places, ground cardamom is also added. For…

Lentil Soup (Shurbat Cadas) Soupe de Lentilles شربة عدس

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Lentil Soup The moment we tasted the hot bowl of lentil soup in one of our favourite restaurants in Istanbul, we decided it was going to be the next recipe to post. That day, we had just finished a long walking tour of Sultanahmet, including a visit to the Grand…

Saffron Rice (Bariis Sacfaraan Leh) Riz au Safran أرز بالزعفران

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Saffron Rice     Video without music: Print Recipe Print Recipe with Photos   Ingredients: (Tbsp is a tablespoon; tsp is a teaspoon) (1 cup = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 Tbsp = 15 mL; 1 tsp = 5 mL); all are level measurements   Saffron Rice: 2 ¼…

Easy Somali Rice Topping (Korkasaarka Bariiska) خلطة اﻷرز

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English Af-Soomaali عربي Easy Somali Rice Topping Somali rice with toppings evokes old memories of family gatherings, and festive occasions.  It reminds me particularly of ziyaras (rememberences) where large numbers of women gather to cook rice and meat in huge pots set on open fires. I remember my grandparents’ house in Mogadishu, where a…

Easy Rice Pilaf (Bariis Maraq Fudud) أرز بيلاف سهل

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English Af-Soomaali عربي Easy Rice Pilaf In this recipe, we show a quick method for preparing delicious rice pilaf. If you skip the rice soaking step, it becomes almost as quick as preparing a simple pasta dish. Use a good stock and your family or guests will think you have been labouring for hours…

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We are a husband and wife team and we live in Canada. In a world full of food complications, we make cooking very simple. Our recipe videos will make your cooking easy, relaxed and enjoyable. We bring you the foods we love from Somalia and from around the world.