Category Archives: Recipes/Soo’yo/وصفات/Recettes

Fatayer Dough (Cajiin Fataa’ir) Pâte à Fatayer عجينة فطائر


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Fatayer are the perfect, crowd-thrilling party food. They are easy-to-pick-up finger foods that are filled with meat, or cheese, or spinach. Unlike Turkish pide, which is supposed to be crunchy, fatayer are soft, fluffy and tender. Fatayer take different shapes based on the type of filling. The convention is to make…

Banana Halwa (Xalwo Muus) Halwa à la Banane حلوى الموز


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي I remember a time in my childhood when I would not eat my lunch if a banana was not served with it. My mother told me the same thing, how she used to boycott lunch if there were no bananas available. I outgrew that, but I still prefer to eat bananas…

Apple Fritters (Bur Tufaax) Beignets aux Pommes فطائر التفاح


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We wanted to post the recipe for apple fritters ever since our visit to the Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival. The festival is held once a year in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, a city alive with art and culture. The culinary festival brings together food lovers, award-winning chefs, local artisan producers…

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…

Somali Pancakes (Bur Shubaal) بان كيك صومالي


English Af-Soomaali عربي Bur shubaal is a traditional Somali pancake and is a popular street food. It was sold by street vendors and was available in the markets, in front of schools, offices, and neighbourhood gathering spots. It is a sweet, unleavened pancake that is great with tea for a quick breakfast on the go….

Mint Lemonade (Casiir Liin Dhanaan) Limonade à la Menthe عصير الليمون بالنعناع


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Barbecue season has begun and we already hosted our first major barbecue party for the season with many more to come, God willing. Fresh, ice-cold lemonade is one of the best drinks for summer barbecue gatherings. When you add fresh mint to it, it becomes even more refreshing. We grow lots…

Firni (Farni Cad) مهلبية


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Firni is not one of the foods we were familiar with growing up in Somalia. It was egg custard and tapioca pudding that we were accustomed to. Firni has a magic of its own. Even before digging in with your spoon and tasting its satiny-smooth texture, this dessert will excite your…

Tuna Pasta (Baasto Toonno) Pâtes au Thon مكرونة بالتونة


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We crave this pasta. That is the only way to describe it. You know when you crave a certain food, nothing else satisfies. Whatever else you eat will fill your stomach but you will still feel hungry in a strange way. Have you ever foraged in the kitchen not long after…

Peeling & Seeding Tomatoes (Fiiqidda & Mira Ka Saaridda Yaanyada) Peler & Épépiner les Tomates تقشير وازالة بذور الطماطم


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي There are times when a recipe calls for peeled, seeded tomatoes and anyone who tried peeling them with a knife knows how difficult it can be. If tomato peel and seeds do not bother you and those you cook for, then by all means use the whole tomato. We are not…

Zurbian (Surbiyaan) زربيان


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Zurbian or zurbiyan is a type of Biryani that is popular in Yemen, other parts of the Arabian Peninsula as well as parts of Somalia. We believe the Arabic name زربيان (zurbiyan) was derived from رز برياني (ruz biryani) where the first two letters were reversed. Zurbian which is a variant…

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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.