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

Quesadillas (Keesadiya) الكاساديا


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Many of us have been waiting for it for four years and it is that time again. The World Cup, which is the most-watched sporting event in the world, has begun. What we like most about the month-long event is the social aspect. It is not much fun watching World Cup…

Qamar al-Din (Qamaraddiin) قمر الدين


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Qamar al-din is a juice prepared from dried apricot paste. It is a very popular drink for breaking the fast in the month of Ramadan. The origin of qamar al-din can be traced to Syria and from there it spread to many parts of the Middle East and North Africa. The…

Mahamosa (Qambuus) Mahamosa باخمبوسة


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We like samosas and we also like mahamri. They are two classic favourites for Somalis as well as East Africans in general. Somalis like to pair the two together, nestling their samosas in mahamri blankets and biting the two together. If your Somali friend taught you how to do that, then…

No-Bake Cheesecake (Doolshe Farmaajo, La Dubin) Cheesecake à la Framboise sans cuisson تشيز كيك غير مخبوز


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We have a son who is a cheesecake lover. He is the younger of our two boys and cheesecake is his favourite dessert. Nothing else comes close. When we go out to eat, we do not need to ask him what he will have for dessert. The only time we need…

Masoub (Feetamuus) معصوب


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي This dish is popular in the Arabian Peninsula as well as Somalia. It is considered a high energy dish that is served for breakfast or during colder days. In Somalia, restaurants also serve this dish for lunch and dinner. There are different ways of preparing this dish, each region having its…

Tuna Patties (Kabaab Toonno) Croquettes de Thon كفتة التونة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Tuna Patties I left Somalia when I was 18. My elder brother and I had to sneak out of the country because at the time no one younger than 40 years was allowed to leave Somalia. Passports were not issued to “minors” aged 39 years or younger. Hard currency was…

Creme Brulee (Kareem Burulee) Crème Brûlée كريم بروليه

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Creme Brulee In Somalia, we were familiar with creme caramel. It was known as doolshe banaadir and was served in some restaurants. It was also one of the desserts that were prepared in our homes whenever guests were invited. Creme brulee is the richer cousin of creme caramel but we…

Somali Corn Flatbread (Muufo Soomaali) Galette de Maïs Somali خبز التنور – الميفا

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Corn Flatbread In Somali, this corn flatbread is known as muufo tinaar or simply muufo. We believe the word muufo came from the Arabic word mofa موفا. Mofa and mifa ميفا are other names for the tanoor تنور or tandoor oven. It is our theory that the name mofa…

Cream Cheese Frosting (Kareemo Farmaajo) Glaçage au Cream Cheese كريمة الجبنة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Cream Cheese Frosting We prepared this frosting for the carrot cake that we made earlier. However, it is also great with other desserts such as chocolate cake, red velvet cake, cinnamon rolls, and cookies to name a few. We make two versions depending on the intended use. Most of the…

Carrot Cake (Doolshe Karooto) Gâteau à la Carotte كيك الجزر

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Carrot Cake We were always very fond of carrot cake but we know several family members as well as friends who would prefer to have no cake rather than eating a carrot cake. That is until they tried this cake. When we started working on this recipe we had a…

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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.