Category Archives: Breads/Rooti/مخبوزات/Pains

Spinach Fatayer (Fataa’ir Isbinaasho) فطائر السبانخ

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English Af-Soomaali عربي Spinach has a lot of health benefits and is considered by many to be a super food. It is nutrient-dense, providing more nutrients while at the same time being low in calories. Some studies have shown that cooking spinach increases its health benefits making its nutrients much easier to absorb. In short,…

Cheese Fatayer (Fataa’ir Farmaajo) Fatayer au Fromage فطائر بالجبنة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We are fatayer lovers and testament to that is the huge plate of assorted fatayer we showed you in the fatayer dough recipe. Fatayer are one of these recipe that we like to make year-round and not just on special occasions. Preparing the dough is a snap and you could use…

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

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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…

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

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Corn Flatbread www.xawaash.com 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…

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…

Cheese Pide (Biitsa Turki Farmaajo Leh) Pide au Fromage بيتزا تركية بالجبنة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Cheese Pide www.xawaash.com We were introduced to pide on our recent trip to Turkey. It was love at first bite. Some know them as Turkish pizza but they have a character of their own. Pide are similar in shape to fatayer but the dough is different. With fatayer, you aim for…

Easy Lahmacun (Laxam Bicajiin) Lahmacun Facile لحم بعجين

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Lahmacun www.xawaash.com We received several requests from our Somali viewers asking us to prepare a dish from Turkey. The Turkish government and its people have helped Somalia in its hour of need and they are still helping. Somalis are grateful for this much-needed help and it is for this reason that…

Honeycomb Bread (Rooti Shinnidhaab) Pain nid d’abeille خلية النحل

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Honeycomb Bread www.xawaash.com We usually bake this bread during the month of Ramadan (the month of fasting for Muslims) and serve it as a sweet dish. The soft, cheese-filled bread is soaked with a sugar syrup that makes it particularly suitable for iftar. One of the main objectives of Ramadan is…

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…

Pita Bread (Ceesh) Pain Pita الخبز – العيش

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Pita Bread www.xawaash.com There is something magical about baking pita bread at home. We do not do it because of the cost, even though homemade pita is cheaper than the store-bought variety. We like watching pitas puff up in the oven and we like letting the steam out of them and…

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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.