Category Archives: Sides (Raacis) Accompagnements

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…

Rice with Vermicelli (Bariis Shaciiriyo Leh) Riz aux Vermicelles أرز بالشعيرية

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Rice with Vermicelli As much as we love basmati rice, short-grain rice has its moments. In our home, those moments are becoming more and more frequent these days. In our post for Plantain Stew, we included a recipe for plain, short-grain rice. The rice is sticky but when you pour…

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…

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

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Eggplant Dip 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…

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…

Hummus (Xumus) Houmous حُمُّص

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Hummus 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…

Sweet Potato Mash (Maash Bataato Macaan) Purée de Patate Douce بوريه البطاطا الحلوة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Sweet Potato Mash Ayeeyo (grandma) Ebla used to plant them. She was my great grandmother and she was a nomad, a transplanted nomad. Put her anywhere and she would thrive, a true survivor. I never met her but I have a lot of respect for her. How can you not…

Baked Salmon & Carrot Salad (Saalmon La Foorneeyay & Insalaaddo Karooto) Saumon Grillé & Salade de Carottes سلمون بالفرن وسلطة الجزر

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Baked Salmon & Carrot Salad Some recipes come to you very easily. The recipe for the carrot salad is one such example. It was sent to us by our friend J. who lives in France. She is the person who does all the French translation for us. Thank you J.!…

Somali Rice Pilaf (Bariis Maraq) Riz Pilaf Somali البيلاف الصومالي

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Rice Pilaf This is not your typical rice pilaf cooked with 1 cup broth for 2 or more cups of rice. This pilaf is cooked with 2 cups broth for each cup of rice, making it a very flavourful dish. In fact, it is so flavourful that we sometimes…

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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.