Category Archives: Appetizers/Halaqjafle/مقبلات/Hors d’Oeuvres

Filo (Phyllo) Dough (Bur Fiilo) Pâte Phyllo عجينة الفيلو/الكلاج/الجلاش


English Af-Soomaali عربي You do need to be an experienced chef to prepare homemade, paper-thin filo (phyllo) sheets. You do not need to stretch, and stretch, and stretch the dough. Our easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will give you guaranteed results. Filo dough can be used to prepare different kinds of dishes. It is used for many…

Spinach Fatayer (Fataa’ir Isbinaasho) Fatayer aux Épinards فطائر السبانخ


English Af-Soomaali Français 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…

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


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…

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…

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…

Tuna Patties (Kabaab Toonno) Croquettes de Thon كفتة التونة

Tuna Patties - Featured Image

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…

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

Mutabbal - Featured Image 3

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…

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

Cheese Pide - Featured Image

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Cheese Pide 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…

Egg Salad (Insalaaddo Ukun) Oeufs Mayonnaise سلطة البيض

Egg Salad - Featured Image

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Egg Salad     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   Egg Salad: 9 Eggs…

Egg-Stuffed Potatoes (Nafaqo) Croquettes de Pomme de Terre aux Oeufs بطاطس محشية بالبيض

Nafaqo - Featured Image

English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Egg-Stuffed Potatoes Somalis know this dish as Nafaqo which means ‘nutrition’. It is commonly served as a snack and sometimes for breakfast. In some parts of Somalia, ground beef is used in place of the potatoes, similar to Scotch eggs. Some cooks prefer to make the balls smaller, in which…

About (Annaga)
Qui Sommes Nous نبذة عنا

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.