Bravanese Bread (Muufo Baraawe) Pain Bravanais (Maanda)

Bravanese Bread (Maanda) (Muufo Baraawe) - Pain Bravanais


Maanda (Muufo Baraawe in Somali) is the traditional bread of the Bravanese (Brava, Somalia).  The story of Maanda is the story of the daily life of the Bravanese.  In Brava, Maanda is made from white, dehydrated corn kernels, and making it in the traditional way is a very time consuming process.

On day one, the corn is put in a woven basket (shkapu) and is taken to the mill where it is crushed. This process is called khparhazaa gelle.  The crushed corn is then taken back home where the skin of the corn is removed.  Children who are at the Qur’anic school age undertake the task of transporting the corn back and forth. The corn is then soaked overnight (koorhoza).

The next day, the soaked corn is again taken to a different mill where this time it is turned into a paste (kuta [pron. ‘t’ as in take]).  The Bravanese will say, “Maanda iteela [pron. ‘t’ as in take],” meaning the corn has been turned into paste.

The paste is mixed with a little flour, sugar, water, and a starter dough (khamiiri) left from the previous day’s Maanda dough.  It is then left to rise for about three hours.  In the meantime, the clay oven (ntanu) is prepared with fire wood (skunyi) and is lit.  The Maanda is then baked.  This process is repeated day in and day out, throughout the whole year.  In Brava, Maanda is baked twice daily, once in the morning for breakfast and then in late afternoon for dinner.

Before the advent of the mill, the process of preparing Maanda was even more laborious.  In those days, the Bravanese used a very large wooden mortar-and-pestle to crush the corn kernels.

The recipe below uses ingredients that are readily available, and the whole process takes not more than 45 minutes of preparation in addition to the time it takes for the dough to rise.

 

Maanda (Muufo Baraawe en Somali) est le pain traditionnel des Bravanais (Brava, Somalie). L’histoire du Maanda est l’histoire de la vie quotidienne des Bravanais. A Brava, Maanda est fait avec des grains de maïs blanc déshydratés, et la préparation traditionnelle prend beaucoup de temps.

Le premier jour, le maïs est placé dans un panier tressé et amené au moulin où il est écrasé. Le procédé est appellé khparhazaa gelle. Le maïs écrasé est ensuite ramené à la maison où la peau du maïs est retirée. Les enfants en âge d’aller à l’école Coranique sont chargés de transporter le maïs. Le maïs est ensuite mis à tremper jusqu’au lendemain (koorhoza).

Le jour suivant, le maïs trempé est apporté à un autre moulin où là il est transformé en pâte (kuta [pron. ‘t’ comme dans tenir]). Les Bravanais disent “Maanda iteela [pron. ‘t’ comme dans tenir],” ce qui veut dire que le maïs a été transformé en pâte.

La pâte est mélangée avec un peu de farine, de sucre, d’eau, et le levain (khamiiri) gardé de la pâte pour le Maanda de la veille. Il est laissé à lever pendant trois heures. Pendant ce temps là, le four d’argile (ntanu) est préparé avec du bois pour le feu (skunyi) et allumé. Le Maanda est ensuite cuit. Le processus est répété tous les jours, tout au long de l’année. A Brava, Maanda est cuit deux fois par jour, une fois le matin pour le petit déjeuner puis en fin d’après midi pour le dîner.

Avant l’introduction du moulin, la préparation du Maanda était encore plus laborieuse. A ce moment là, les Bravanais utilisaient un grand pilon et un mortier en bois pour piler les grains de maïs.
La recette ci-dessous utilise des ingrédients qui sont disponibles partout, et la préparation complète ne prend pas plus de 45 minutes en plus du temps de levage de la pâte.

 

 

Maanda Ingredients - Ingrédients pour le Maanda

Ingredients:

3 cups Semolina #1
3 cups Semolina #2

½ cup Sugar
1 tbsp Instant dry yeast
½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
4 cups Water

Yields 16 maandas

 

Waxa loo baahanyahay: 

(Q.W. waa qaaddo weyn – midda cunnada lagu cuno) (q.y. waa qaaddo yar)

3 koob Semolina #1 (Sarreen aad u-shiidan)
3 koob Semolina #2 (Sarreen aan aad u-shiidnayn)
1/2 koob Sokkor
1 Q.W. Qamiirka rootiga
1/2 q.y. Qamiir (Baking powder)
1/2 q.y. Cusbo
4 koob Biyo

 

Ingrédients:

3 mesures de Semoule fine #1
3 mesures de Semoule moyenne #2
½ mesure de Sucre
1 cs de Levure sèche instantanée
½ cc de Levure chimique
½ cc de Sel
4 mesures d’Eau

Pour 16 maandas

 

Directions:

Mixing the Maanda Ingredients

Mixing the Maanda Ingredients - Mélange des ingrédients du Maanda

Clockwise: Combine the dry ingredients; add 2/3 of the water; mix and add remaining water; mix thouroghly making sure that there are no lumps. Place in a warm location and let rise for 2 hours.

Waxaa isku dartaa labada nooc oo semolinada, sokkorta, qamiirka, cusbada, iyo baking powder-ka. Biyaha kiskis ugu-shub adigoo qasaysa. Si-fiican u-qas si uusan kuuskuus u-yeelan. Meel diirran dhig muddo 2 saacadood si uu cajiinka u-fuuro. 

Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre: Mélanger les ingrédients secs; ajouter 2/3
de l’eau, ajouter la levure chimique, mélanger et ajouter le reste de l’eau; mélanger; bien mélanger pour être sûr de ne pas laisser de grumeaux. Placer dans un endroit chaud et laisser lever pendant 2 heures.

 

Maanda Dough

Maanda Dough - Pâte à Maanda

The dough will double in size.
Cajiinaka oo fuuray.
La pâte double de volume

 

Texture of the Maanda dough - Texture de la pâte à Maanda

 The gluten will develop and the dough will become elastic.
Cajiinka sidaas ayuu u-jiidmayaa.
Le gluten va se développer et la pâte va devenir élastique. 

 

Preheat the oven to 232ºC/450ºF.
Foornada shid ee ha-sii kululaato. Waxaa ku-aaddisaa 232ºC/450ºF.
Préchauffer le four à 232°C/450°F

 

Shaping the Maanda dough

Method of shaping the Maanda dough - Méthode pour mouler la pâte à Maanda

Clockwise: Oil the wok; sprinkle a little flour then wipe off; wet your hands in a bowl of water and shape a fistful of dough; form it into an oblong shape; attach the dough halfway along the sides of a very hot wok; repeat until no gap remains.
Maro ama xaanshi saliid leh birta mari; xoogaa yar oo bur ah ku-shub oo kana tirtir haddii ay birta cusub tahay; gacmaha biyo ku-qoy, hadhowna hal sacab oo cajiin ah soo gooso; cajiinka waxaad u-kuusta qaabka ukunta oo kale; cajiinka birta ku-dhaji; sidaas ku-wad ilaa aad  birta ay ka-buuxsanto.
Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre; Huiler le wok; saupoudrer un peu de farine puis essuyer; mouiller vos mains dans un bol d’eau et attraper une poignée de pâte; créer une forme oblongue; placer la pâte au milieu de la paroi du wok chauffé très chaud; répéter jusqu’à ce qu’il n’y ait plus de place.

 

Cover the wok with a lid and place in the oven.  Bake for 30 minutes.
Birta dabool oo 30 daqiiqo foornada ku-dub.
Couvrir le wok avec un couvercle et le placer dans le four. Cuire 30 minutes.

 

Baking the Maanda

Baking the Maanda - Cuisson du Maanda

Clockwise: Cover the wok; put it into the pre-heated oven; remove after 30 minutes and let it cool;
Birta dabool; geli foornada aad horey u-kululaysay; 30 daqiiqo ka-dib ka-bixi oo ha-qabowdo.
Dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre; Couvrir le wok; placez-le dans le four préchauffé; retirer après 30 minutes et laisser refroidir;


Cooling the Maanda

Cooling the Maanda - Refroidir le Maanda

 When it is cool to the touch, seperate the maanda.  They will seperate easily.
Muufada markay qabowdo, kala fuji.
Quand il est froid au toucher, séparer le maanda. Les morceaux se séparent facilement.

 

If you don’t have a wok, don’t worry.  You can use a pan instead.  If the pan doesn’t have a lid, improvise.
Haddaadan qabin birta godan, muufada waxaa ku-samayn kartaa bir caadi ah. Haddey birta dabool lahayn, xal ayay leedahay.
Si vous n’avez pas de wok, pas d’inquiétude. Vous pouvez utiliser une poêle à la place. Si la poêle n’a pas de couvercle, improvisez.

Preparing the Pan Maanda

Preparing the Pan Maanda - Cuire le Maanda à la poêle

Heat a lightly oiled and floured pan; shape the dough and place in the pan; cover with a lid and put it in a pre-heated oven (450º F).  Bake for 30 minutes.
Birta saliid iyo in yar oo bur ah mari; cajiinka kuuskuus sida qaabka oo birta ku dhaji; birta aluminum ku-dabool haddaysan dabool lahayn.
Faire chauffer une poêle légèrement huilée et farinée; modeler la pâte et la placer dans la poêle, couvrir avec un couvercle et la placer dans un four préchauffé (450°F/ 232°C). Cuire 30 minutes.

 

Pan Maanda

Pan Maanda - Maanda à la poêle

 

Pan Maanda

Pan Maanda - Maanda à la poêle

It was late afternoon when I was done taking pictures for this blog.  Lunch was a distant memory and the hunger pangs started hitting, one after the other.  I opened the fridge and there it was, staring at me.  A soft, creamy ball of fresh mozarella goodness.  In the drawer underneath, sat a juicy tomato that was cozying up to a sprig of fresh basil.  Does food talk to you?

As I was slicing the Maanda, I hesitated.  What if my Italian friends get offended?  I decided to follow in the footsteps of my ancestors who did the xawaash thing to the pasta.  And the sandwich was born, less than five minutes from conception.

 

Il était tard dans l’après-midi quand j’ai fini de prendre les photos pour le blog. Le déjeuner n’était plus qu’un souvenir distant et la faim commençait à se faire sentir, de plus en plus. J’ai ouvert le réfrigérateur et il était là, à me regarder. Une boule de mozzarella fraîche crémeuse. Dans le tiroir en dessous était posée une tomate juteuse juste à côté d’un brin de basilic frais. Est ce que la nourriture vous parle à vous?

Alors que je tranchais le Maanda, j’ai hésité. Et si mes amis Italiens le prenaient mal? Je décidai de suivre les pas de mes ancêtres qui ont mis le xawaash dans les pâtes. Et le sandwich était né, moins de cinq minutes après sa conception.   

 

Maanda Sandwich - Sandwich de Maanda

Pan Maanda, fresh mozzarella, tomato, coarse sea salt, fresh basil, and extra virgin oil.

Maanda à la poêle, mozzarella fraîche, gros sel de mer, basilic frais, et huile d’olive vierge extra.

 

Maanda

Maanda

 

Maanda

Maanda

 

Maanda

Maanda

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133 Responses to Bravanese Bread (Muufo Baraawe) Pain Bravanais (Maanda)
  1. Muna
    November 10, 2011 | 7:32 pm

    Looks so yummy. How come u didn’t use flour?

    • A&L
      November 10, 2011 | 9:51 pm

      This recipe doesn’t require any flour and the Maanda (Muufo) is light and fluffy.

      • somacare
        May 20, 2012 | 3:52 am

        Thank You for a fabulous and insightful blog. I grew up in North America and I do not have much exposure to authentic somali food recipes. Your blog has changed that for me and my family. Again I thank you dearly.

        • A&L
          May 20, 2012 | 1:18 pm

          Thank you very much for your comment. Do let us know the recipes that you are interested in and we will do our best to post them.

          • Food junkie!
            June 21, 2013 | 11:56 am

            Somacare took the word right out of my mouth!!!
            thanking you A&L all the way from NewZealand

          • A&L
            June 21, 2013 | 10:29 pm

            We are delighted you found the website helpful. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment.

  2. Mohamed and Nasra
    January 6, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    All the recipes, the step by step instructions, and the pictures are amazing but this one on Maanda is very special for us as I am sure it is for many people from Brava and the rest of Somalia. Thanks for preserving a very precious heritage.
    Bile and Nasra, Ankara, Turkey.

    • A&L
      January 6, 2012 | 7:32 pm

      Thank you very much, Mohamed and Nasra, for your comment. Have you tried the Maanda?

  3. Rahma
    January 7, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    Hello,

    I am Trying to do the Maanda, but i couldn’t find Semolina 1 and 2 we have one Semolina what should i do?
    Aslo, is it posible to post a viedeo As i was browsing your blog i found that the recipe with video instruction were very heplful than the once with written instruction only.

    Thanks,
    Rahma.

    • A&L
      January 7, 2012 | 2:20 pm

      If it is the coarse semolina, add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour to 1 cups semolina. We will post a video of Maanda, God willing. We also hope to post different recipes for Maanda using different ingredients. Thanks for the question.

  4. ward_washok
    January 15, 2012 | 3:26 am

    semolina bil carabi waxaan dhahnaa
    ???? waxaana ka sameynaa basbousa

    waana taraay gareeyey Muufadaan { Maanda}
    laakiin bur ayaan ku daray iimana toosin

    laakiin maxaa ugu kala darteen Semolina #1
    iyo Semolina #2 … Maxayna Ku Kala Duwan Yihiin
    #1 iyo #2 ….

    • A&L
      January 16, 2012 | 12:39 am

      Waa run semolina waxaa laga sameeyaa basbuusada waxaana af-carabiga lagu yiraahdaa ‘samiid.’ Maxaa muufada bur ugu dartay? Semolina #1 waa midda aad u-shiidan oo ah sida burka. Semolina #2 way ka-waaweyn tahay semolina #1 waxayna muufada u-yeesha ‘texture’ (‘khushuunah’). Haddii aad rabtid, semolina #1 waxaa ku-bedeli kartaa bur, laakiin haku badinin.

      Ma sugtay ilaa cajiinkeeda uu qamiiray?

      Waxaan rajeyneynaa inaan ‘video’ sameyno sida muufada loo dubo.

      • ward_washok
        January 18, 2012 | 3:39 am

        Ok … tariiqada aad iskugu darteen aan ka helay
        waana sahlantahay Inshaa’Allaa waan sameyn …
        A&L Keep up the good work your recipes are
        the BEST Aaad baana ugu mahadsantihiin

        • A&L
          January 18, 2012 | 8:01 pm

          Thank you sister ward_washok. Hope that you enjoy the Muufo.

  5. shadia
    January 16, 2012 | 12:53 am

    hi I want to make the muufo and I don’t have neither Semonlina #1 n 2 I i can only get corn mix meal any idea what to do please and thank u!!

    • A&L
      January 16, 2012 | 6:23 pm

      Semolina is similar to Creamy Wheatlets. Use just the creamy wheatlets without any flour and the Maanda will turn out perfect. You can also use a combination of corn flour and all-purpose flour.

      If you want to use corn meal, make sure you first soak it in very hot water for a couple of hours, then add all-purpose flour and yeast.

  6. umm_amatullah
    February 19, 2012 | 3:40 am

    Assalamu alaykum wr wb,

    Shukrun for all the yummy recipes I just came across the site and I cannot wait to get cooking today insha’Allaah, I dont know what to try out first.

    I have questions about this recipe… Please can you tell me what is semolina 1 and semolina 2?- Are they fine and course ??

    • A&L
      February 20, 2012 | 10:45 pm

      Wa’alaykum Assalaam Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Semolina #1 is fine while semolina #2 is coarse.

      • umm_amatullah
        February 21, 2012 | 12:57 pm

        JazakAllahukhairen for making these recipes available to me, im non Somali but im so in love with Somali food as are my family. yumyum :)

        • A&L
          February 21, 2012 | 3:37 pm

          Thank you very much for your comment. God bless you.

  7. alessandro
    March 13, 2012 | 8:15 pm

    thank you so much for the effort you are putting for making this website happen,
    I gotta say…im half somali from Afgoyee , Shabeellaha Hoose, always heard about muufo and this is my very first time seeing it…in photo for now, but as im a good cook, I’ll try to surprise my somali relatives next time I host a dinner! ;)

    • A&L
      March 14, 2012 | 10:18 pm

      Thank you very much for the comment. We hope you will have a successful dinner for your relatives.

  8. Fatima
    March 28, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I have enjoyed making the muufo. I can’t wait for more muufo recipes!

    • A&L
      March 28, 2012 | 10:01 pm

      Thank you, Fatima, for sharing your experience with us. Insha’Allaah we will post more Muufo recipes.

  9. Riyan
    April 2, 2012 | 9:16 am

    Hello,waxaan jeclahay in aan idiin weydiiyo ceyriin soo noqon meyso muufadu coz aniga waxaan aqaan mufo baraawadii dhabka kor laga saaraaryay oo laga sameen jiray galeyda.

    Thank you.

    • A&L
      April 2, 2012 | 3:16 pm

      Muufo Baraawada aad sheegaysid, foorno laguma dubi jirin. Hoos ayaa dab looga shidi jiray korna dab ayaa laga saari jiray oo kulaylka dhinac walba ayuu uga imaan jiray. Foornada waa isla sidaas oo dabka dhinac walba ayuu ka dubaayaa. Insha’Allaah maanta ama berri ayaan soo gelin doonnaa video-ha muufada.

  10. Riyan
    April 2, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    Insha alaah walaalo mahadsanid insha alaah an waan idiin ka faaideysan wax badana waan idiin ka bartay aad ayaan idiin kugu mahdinayaa>

  11. sacdiya
    April 3, 2012 | 6:21 pm

    masha allah allah ajir iyo xasanad badan ha idinka siyo aad ayan uga helay wabsadkina malinta aanqiro ilahay ha idinku dinbidhafo aad ayad ii cawisen.. waxbadan ayan radiyay qof ibaro muufo baraawe.. thanks allot

    • A&L
      April 4, 2012 | 8:48 pm

      Waad ku mahadsantahay ducadaada fiican. Adigana khayr ayaan kuu rajaynaynaa.

  12. umu usra
    April 4, 2012 | 8:24 pm

    Maashaa Allaah quruxbadanaa, mufadaan camal weligay ma cunin mana arag.
    Dad sameynaaya waan arkay muufo laakiin sidaan camal ma aha, kor iyo hoosba waa isku kalar tan labaad iyaga galey iyo bur ayay ka sameeyaan.

    Jazaakumullaahi khayran wa axsanallaahu ilaykum wa baarakalaahu fiikum.

    • A&L
      April 4, 2012 | 9:22 pm

      Muufo Baraawe assalkeeda bur iyo gelleey ayaa laga samayn jiray. Middaan way ka sahlan tahay samayskeeda. Hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo waan soo gelin doonnaa noocyaha kale oo loo sameeyo. Aad ayaa ugu mahadsantahay faallooyinkaada fiican. Jazaakillaahu khayran wa axsana ilayki wa baaraka fiiki.

  13. umu usra
    April 4, 2012 | 10:18 pm

    Wa iyaakum. Tan bir daawaha lagu dubo oo sida canjeerada u balaaran please? Taas baan u xiisay, soomaaliya markii la joogay ayaa iigu dambeysay aad ayaan ugu xiisay and i don’t know how to make it.

    • A&L
      April 6, 2012 | 12:23 am

      Marka aan muufada dubanno cajiin yar ayaan ka-reebnaa wax yar biyo ayaan ku jilcinaa, hadhowna birtaawaha saliid yar intaan ku shubno ayaan ku dubnaa. Foorno uma baahna. Haddaad rabto sokkor intaad ku badiso, muufo macaan ayay noqonaysaa.

      • umu usra
        April 6, 2012 | 11:33 pm

        Maashaa Allaah, that is very helpful. Allaah yajzziikum bil Janah.

        • A&L
          April 7, 2012 | 12:23 am

          Jamiican. Aamiin.

  14. Manal
    April 5, 2012 | 4:07 am

    Masha Allah .. Aad baad umahadsantiihiin A&L …. Walaalo, basbuusa ma inoo sameyn kartaa adoo raali ah, I love it & wanna do it :) surely with ur great assistance :)

    • A&L
      April 6, 2012 | 12:26 am

      Liiska ayaan ku daraynaa, insha’Allaah.

  15. khadija
    April 5, 2012 | 7:33 pm

    khadija
    A&l salamu calaykum, walaal aad ayad ugu mahadsantihiin cuntoyinka kala gadisan ee aad had iyo jerba no so galisaan, aad ayanay no anfaceen aniga iyo intii web kina isticmashaba, walalo Ilahay ajar iyo xasanaad ha idiin ka siyo Amin, walaal fadlan mufada noceda kale
    no so galiya,iyo qumbaha sida lo sameyo.
    galiya insha Alah aad ayad u mahadsantihin.

    • A&L
      April 6, 2012 | 12:37 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu,
      Aad ayaa u mahadsantahay walaal Khadija, Qumbaha shaqadiisa ayaan haynaa, hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo mar dhow ayaan soo gelin doonnaa.
      Khayr ayaan kuu rajaynaynaa.

  16. Naima Q
    April 6, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Asc A&L waxaan idinka cod sanaa in aad ii sheegtan meesha laga helo birtaan
    Muufad lugu dubo idin koo mahadsan.

    • A&L
      April 7, 2012 | 12:07 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu,
      Birta waxaa laga helaa dukaamada Hindida ama Chinese-ka.

  17. safiyo hani
    April 6, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    masha allah masha allah walalasheey cumri dheer cafimaad iyo cibaado suuban illaheey subxaanu watacalaa ha ku siyo caruurtiinana illaheey ha idiin xafido adiga iyo intii kula diyaarisay

    • A&L
      April 7, 2012 | 12:14 am

      Walaal Safiyo waad ku mahadsantahay ducadaada. Adigana khayr fara badan ayaan kuu rajaynayaa.

  18. UMASMAA,
    April 6, 2012 | 11:51 pm

    asalaamualeekum axsan insaana filcaalam allaah yasturcaleeki dunyaa walaaqirah yaarab maashallaah caleeki aadaa ugu mahadsantihin waxqabatkiina wallaal 2nuuc oo kaladuwan ayaan usamesanjirnay oo kakoban samulina bur sokor qamir mid kor iyo hosba gadud midna korcad wallaal kuwasdhan waxlugujeedomaleh axlamuufo tanalagaadhahaa mashallaah waku mahadsantihin baarakallaahufiik

    • A&L
      April 7, 2012 | 12:37 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu,
      Aad ayaa ugu mahadsantahay ducadaada iyo faalladaada fiican. Bilhana wash-shifa.

  19. Abdulkadir
    April 8, 2012 | 7:05 pm

    I tried to find semolina #1 and #2 and all I found was semolina wheat,so now that I’m having difficulty finding semolina#1 and #2 can I just use semolina wheat and some sore flour with????

    Thank you

    • A&L
      April 10, 2012 | 12:59 am

      If you cannot find semolina, use Cream of Wheat (wheatlets) and you don’t need to add flour.

  20. Hani
    April 11, 2012 | 11:14 am

    asc waxaan aad uga helay oon ugu farxay webkaan waxaan aansa aad iyo aad idinkugu mahad celinaa howsha aad qabaneysaan sida dhibka yar ee aaad dadka ufahansineysaan maba aqaano waxaa aan idinku tilmaamo niyada ayaan idinkaga duceye qoraal kali ah ma ahan waxaan la yabay sida aad labada bir aad dadka ukala fahansineysaan iyo in eysan ubaahneyn birta godan kaliyah maasha allah ilaah ha idin barakeeyo ducada umadana ha idin aqbalo we love you gys

    • A&L
      April 11, 2012 | 11:28 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu,
      Aad ayaan ugu faraxnay ducadaada iyo faaladaada fiican. Faalooyinkiina waxay nugu dhiiri geliyaan inaan sii dadaalno. Khayr aan dhammaan ayaan Ilaahay kaaga baryaynaa. Mahadsanid.

  21. Um Jamaal
    April 24, 2012 | 8:15 am

    s/c
    walaalkey salaan ka dib, muufada dhinaceeda hal shey ayaa ka maqan ma og tahay?

    • A&L
      April 24, 2012 | 7:15 pm

      Maxaa ka maqan?

  22. Um Jamaal
    April 25, 2012 | 5:04 am

    waxaa ka maqan Maliixaan, ma hilmaanteen mise waa la waaysan yahay?

    • A&L
      April 25, 2012 | 7:56 pm

      Maleexaan waa lasoo wadaa, insha’Allaah.

  23. saleema
    April 27, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    salaam your muufo baraawe looks lovely laakiin in Xamar we used to use galeey shiidan ama cajiin gadood ah marka intana waxaa isticmaaloosaa qamadi shiidan semolina meesha semolina aaka isticmaaleysid corn meal malaga isticmaali karaa??

    • A&L
      April 27, 2012 | 5:34 pm

      We wanted to make it simple and quick, and semolina was the best ingredient to use. You can use corn meal but you have to soak it with boiling water at least overnight. The next day, add the yeast, flour, and sugar and let it rise. We will post other recipes for muufo using different ingredients, God willing.

  24. khadra
    May 15, 2012 | 3:20 am

    thank you very much for setting up this site
    i am somali but i can not cook
    i miss the food and now i can
    thank you

    • A&L
      May 15, 2012 | 8:31 pm

      You are most welcome. Glad we could help.

  25. zamiira
    May 30, 2012 | 11:15 pm

    Asc wr wb walalayaal aad ayaa u mahadsantihiiin blogiina wax badan ayan ka faa iidey qeyr illah ha idinkugu badalo dadalka aad noo heysaan aad ayan idiinkaga mahad celinayaa hadey mac quul tahey walala yaal waxan rabey in aa soo gelisaan sida loo sameeyo Muufada birta lagu dubo birtawada oo saliida lagu dubo idinkoo mahadsan thankzz again and jazakulahu qeyr.

    • A&L
      May 30, 2012 | 11:27 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu,
      Waan ku faraxsannahay inaa ka-faa’iidday goobta Xawaash. Hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo waan soo gelin doonnaa muufadaas. Aad iyo aad ayaa u-mahadsan tahay.

  26. istahil
    June 3, 2012 | 8:36 am

    assalamualaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatu walaalo aniga waxan jooga hargeisa malinkastana si fican ayaan idinla socda insha allah wax badan waan kafaaiday inkalana walaalo waan idinka faaiidi doona lakiin walaalo cuntoyin badaan nooso gali walaalo adigana ajjar ayaa kugu jira waayo somalidi waay burburtay dhaqankina waa kaguuray hablihi iyaga oo aan bariisba kariin garanayn ayaa laguursanaya marka cunto karin badan noo sodaa walaalo macan adigana ilahay ajar iyo xasanaad ha idinka siiyo Amiin insha allah asc

    • A&L
      June 4, 2012 | 12:22 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu,
      Walaal Istahil, adiga iyo dadka Hargeysa jooga oo dhan waxaan idiin soo diraynaa salaan diirran. Hadduu Eebbe idmo waxyaabo badan ayaan soo wadnaa. Waxaan rajaynaynaa inaad jeclaataan. Mahadsanid.

  27. istahil
    June 9, 2012 | 8:42 am

    mahadsanid walashayda macan insha allah inta idhaw oo dhan waan idinku salamaya idinkana taa mid la’eg ayaan hawada idin somarinayna insha allah

    • A&L
      June 9, 2012 | 4:29 pm

      Mahadsanid walaal.

  28. Safiya
    June 12, 2012 | 12:12 am

    Asalaamu calaykum
    Ajar iyo xasanaad oo xisaab leheenin Allah ha idiin siiyo.
    I wanted to know if we could use a natural fermention (khamiir) instead of using yeast for this recipe.
    Thank you.

    • A&L
      June 12, 2012 | 6:34 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      You can use natural fermentation. It is a long process but it is doable.

  29. zamiira
    June 30, 2012 | 10:32 pm

    asc wr wb walalayaal marlabad aaad ayan idiinkaga mahad celinayaa blogiina masha allah waxaan qabey su al ah waxaan heley samolina no:2 onkaheley basic food market marka no: 1 wan wayey maxaan ku badali karaa ama no:1 ka ka heli kara thankzzz aad aya umahad santihiin waxaan jeclaadey in aan traygareeyo jazakulahi qeyr

    • A&L
      July 2, 2012 | 12:53 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Semolina no:2 iyo bur ayaad isku dari kartaa. Waxaan isku darnay 3 koob semolina no:2 iyo 2 koob bur, hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo markaan dubno ayaan so’da (recipe-ga) soo gelin doonnaa .

  30. ismhaan99@hotmail.co.uk
    July 18, 2012 | 10:56 am

    mashalah waad mahadsan tihiin cunada aad soo bandhigteen waxan iniga codsanaya inaad soo bandhigtan kakaca waad ku mahadsantihiin

    • A&L
      July 18, 2012 | 8:19 pm

      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo waan soo gelin doonnaa kackac. Mahadsanid.

  31. Jamaala
    July 23, 2012 | 5:47 pm

    MAASHA ALLAH, gacantii sameysay ilaahay hadhowro, muufo baraawiin ninkii yaqaano aa yaqaanaa, waan sameystaa, waxaana kasameeyaa xaniin soor iyo bur caadi, semolin#1, or 2 middna ma isticmaalo laakin waan isku dayidoonaa inshaa allah. runtii side kiina aad iyo aad ayaan u fiirsadaa, maalintii anoo fiirinin majoogikari. keep up the good work,and sister gacantaada ilaahay hakuu dhowro, aamin aamin

    • A&L
      July 23, 2012 | 7:30 pm

      Hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo waan ku-talajirnaa inaan soo gelino noocya kale. Muufada semolinada laga sameeyo aad ayay u-sahlan tahay. Mahadsanid walaal.

  32. Fardosa
    July 23, 2012 | 10:11 pm

    Muufo yummm I could eat muffo every day, one of my favorite dishes to eat is muufo and fish. Also thanks for the song you guys had for the video it brought back many good memories.

    • A&L
      July 24, 2012 | 5:05 pm

      We are always happy to hear that our recipes and the accompanying music bring back good memories. Thank you for your comment.

  33. Jiihan
    August 6, 2012 | 2:21 am

    very intresting. I have tried and turned out wonderful. Jazakallah. the video’s helps alot. shukran

    • A&L
      August 6, 2012 | 11:30 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are happy you like them.

  34. qali shegow
    August 6, 2012 | 4:50 pm

    asc bur laguma daraayo miyaa mufada walalahey thanks

    • A&L
      August 6, 2012 | 11:58 pm

      Muufada noocaan sareen shiidan ayaa laga sameeyey bur uma baahna. Hadduu Ilaahey yiraahdo midda burka lagu daro waan soo gelin doonnaa.

  35. Iqra
    August 14, 2012 | 6:56 pm

    Asalaamu Calaykum Walaal aad iyo aad baad ugu mahadsantahay waan kufarxay markaan arkay website kaaga. Waan iskudayay marar kala duwan inaan mufadaan sameeyo lakeen markasta waan kuqasaaray…waan helay fine semolina and iyo semolina aan aad ushiidnayn laakiin wax baakamagan. Tayda sidaadoo kale ma ufixin. saacado badan daan sigay inayfaxdo laaking mafaxin hooyo waxaytiri bur kudar laakiin adigugu bur kumadarin.

    • A&L
      August 14, 2012 | 11:47 pm

      Wacalaykum assalaam waraxmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,
      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Midda koowaad, waxay nala tahay qamiirka aad isticmaalaysid inuu yahay mid aan fiicnayn. Qamiirka hadduu wax badan oolaado ama si xun loo kaydiyo wuu halaabaa. Qamiirka keligiisa tijaabi. Biyo ku-qas hadduu xumbeeyo 10 daqiiqo kaddib waxaad ogaanaysaa inuu fiican yahay. Midda labaad, annaga waxaan isticmaalnaa qamiirka degdega ah (instant active yeast). Midda saddexaad, Haddaad sokorta ku-badisid ma-faxayso. Midda afaraad, baking powder-ka haka illaawin.

      Waad ku-mahadsan tahay su’aashaada waxaanna rajaynaynaa inaad nala socodsiisid hadday kuu hagaagto iyo haddii kaleba.

  36. Muniirah
    August 31, 2012 | 4:56 pm

    ascwrwb walal adigo raali ah qamirka degdega maxaad kala jedan igana raali ahada inaan fahma unban rabaa jizakumulahu kahyran

    • A&L
      September 1, 2012 | 12:11 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Qamiirka degdega waa midka dhaqsada kaca oo aan loo baahnayn in la-qaso. Af-Ingiriis-ka waxaa loo yaqaanaa (instant dry yeast).

  37. husni moha
    October 12, 2012 | 2:01 am

    masha allah aad ayaan ula dhacay shaqada fican aad haysiin sxbyaal waxan idiin waydinah inaah ii sheegtan cuntada ugu fudud ee qadata time aad u yar isheega waa mahadsan tihiin

    • A&L
      October 12, 2012 | 9:11 pm

      Kaluunka iyo suqaarka wey fudud yihiin. Waxaa kaloo fudud lugaha digaaga la-foorneeyey, bisteekiga, hilibka ari oo cad iyo waxyaabo badan oo fudud ayaa ku-jira. Waxay ku-xiran tahay waxa aad jeceshahay. Mahadsanid.

  38. Faysal
    October 20, 2012 | 5:00 am

    waxaan salaamaayaa dadka isku howlay in ay somalida dhaqan kooda ka gadaan caalamka intiisa kale waxaana ku salaamayaa salaanta islaamka wahiya asc wr wb.

    tan kale aniga waxaan u soo jeedinaayaa mahad gaar ah waayo waxaa idishay cunno xumi waxaan kariyo iska daayo qof kale´e anigii kariyay ayaanba cuni karin oo mar mar waa daadiyaa lkn maantay markaan daawaday webcan waxaa ii korortay aqoon oo ah in aan cunno yar si dhib yarna lagu sameeyay hadana mac sida sawir aan ka arkaayay walaaliyaal waxaan idin leeyahay alf mabruuk wa shukran aad baad u mahadsantihiin.

    codsi ku soo dar walaal sida soorta loo kariyo mahadsanid!!!!

    • A&L
      October 20, 2012 | 2:29 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Waan kaa guddoonay salaanta wacan walaal. Aad iyo aad ayaa ugu mahadsan tahay dhiiragelinta iyo ereyada xamaasadda leh.

      Laba nooc soor ayaan soo gelinay, midda furfurka ah iyo tan jilicsan (malalaf ama badbadle). Mahadsanid mar labaad.

  39. Axmadeey
    November 4, 2012 | 1:09 am

    ASC Leyla iyo Abdullaahi. Waxaa isoo xasuusiseen Marka cadeey minin owcusmaan. Muufo baraawe oo tinaar lagu dubay oo malaay maraqiis lagu cunay. ilaahay amar kiisa badanaa. Meel qalbigayga ku taala isoo xusuusiseen. Ilahaa wax hagaajin kara ee ilaahow dadkeena iyo dalkeena noo hagaaji.

  40. mariam
    November 18, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    thank you may Allah give you what you want in aduunyah and jannah in aqirah.
    I wanted so much to learn this muffa, but no one would teach me, even people I know who know how to make this muffa would not teach me.
    thank you so much.

    • A&L
      November 19, 2012 | 9:41 pm

      You are most welcome. We will do our best to unearth all the food secrets for you. Thank you.

  41. imaan
    December 9, 2012 | 6:08 pm

    A’S'C walaalayaal aad ayaad igu mahad santihiin muufada samaynteeda manta ayaan sameeyay waxeyna ii noqotay si aan caadi ahayn macaankeeda familka oo dhan wey wada jeclaadeen waxaan jeclaystay inaan idin la socod siyoo faa’idada aan idinka faa’idaystay muufo kuus kuus xamar ayaa igu danbeeysay mudo ayaan raadinayay wax cajiinka lagu badali karo sifudud ayaad noo tusteen ilaahay ajar aan dhamaanaynin ha idin siiyo mahad sanid

    • A&L
      December 10, 2012 | 12:57 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Walaasheenna Imaan, aad iyo aad ayaan ugu faraxnay inaad nala wadaagtay guusha aad ka gaartay Muufada. Waxaan kuu rajaynaynaa in noloshaada dhan ay guul noqoto. Mahadsanid walaal.

  42. faduma
    January 4, 2013 | 3:29 pm

    asc walaalo aad ayaad u mahadsantahay sida wanaagsan ee noogu soo gudbiso cuntooyinkeena wanaagsan please waxaan kaa codsanaa muufada nuuca kale ee muufo somaaliga thanks alot

    • A&L
      January 4, 2013 | 11:42 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Adigaa mahadda mudan. Waa ku mahadsan tahay faalada fiican. Hadduu Eebbe idmo waan soo gelin doonnaa muufo Soomaali.

  43. naima
    January 16, 2013 | 10:52 pm

    Asc, i hope you are doing good. i want to make manda as i am craving for it but i look everywhere for semoline #2 but could find it. i found semolina #1 so what do you suggest i subsitude the semolina#2? im so sorry to bother you because you are already doing an amazing job and its not fair to kill you with lots of questions. Thank you!

    • A&L
      January 17, 2013 | 7:54 pm

      Wa’alaikum Assalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
      Thank you very much for your greetings. You cannot make Maanda with semolina #1 only. We tried it before and it did’t work. You can substitute both types of semolina with creamy wheatlets. We are always happy to hear from you, so please ask any questions you have.

  44. naima
    January 17, 2013 | 9:42 pm

    thanks for the reply. So im guessing i’ll just need to use 6 cups of Creamy wheatlets instead of the semolinas. i’ll definitely let you know how it turns out insha’allah. Thanks again :)

    • A&L
      January 19, 2013 | 5:14 pm

      That’s right, or you can make half the recipe if you like. We wish you good luck.

  45. Liban Ali
    January 19, 2013 | 5:53 am

    A&L ………. Asc wr wbrk Walaalo
    Walaal waad ku mahadsan tahay Sida wanaagsan ee aad noogu sharaxday, noona bartay habka loo dubo Muufo Baraawaha. Allaah haku Abaal mariyo. Midda kale ee aan rabo inaan ku weydiiyo waxey tahay Waxa English lagu yiraahdo Cajiinka, Muufada waxa laga sameeyo. Cajiin daqiiq ah oo saa’idka ah waxa lagu yiraahdo.

    Waad Mahadsantahay Adigoo Raali ah

    • A&L
      January 19, 2013 | 8:04 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Waa ku mahadsan tahay faallada fiican iyo ducada. Cajiinka Muufada waa “dough” sida aad sheegtay, cajiinka Canjeeradana waa “batter”.

  46. Liban Ali
    January 19, 2013 | 6:31 am

    Maashaa Allaah Sxb waan helay Eraygaas Micnihiisa Adigaana i bartay. Cajiin Means Dough. Thanks sxb Ilaahay haku sharfo Aduun ioyo Aakhiraba.

    • A&L
      January 19, 2013 | 8:05 pm

      Waa mahadsan tahay walaal.

  47. MUNA
    March 1, 2013 | 8:38 am

    MAHADSANID WALAL QAALI AAD IYO AAD AYAAD U MAHADSANTIHIIN, MIDA KALE BAnDHIGA AAD USOO BANDHIGTEEN BULSHADA SOMAALIYEED MEELWALBA AY JOOGAAN WAXAY DHIIRIGALIN UTAHAY IN AY KASII SIYAADSADAAN MUQAALADAAN QURUXDA BADAN OO IN BADAN AAN TABAYNAY GARASHADA NOO SOO GUBISAY EE CAAFIMAAD QABTANA AAD BAAN USOO DHAWEYNEYNAA KUNJEER MAHADSANIDIIN WALAYAAL.

    • A&L
      March 1, 2013 | 11:27 pm

      Adigaa mahadda mudan walaal. Waan ku faraxnay faallada fiican waanna ku mahadsan tahay. Ilaahay waxaan kaaga baryaynaa qayr badan oo aan dhammaan. Mahadsanid mar labaad.

  48. Shadia
    March 4, 2013 | 7:00 pm

    ASC walayaal please I need another muufo brawo recipe Insha Allah even if can write please and thank you!!!

    • A&L
      March 4, 2013 | 10:48 pm

      Wa’alaikum Assalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
      God willing, we will post it in the near future. Thanks for your comment.

  49. naima
    April 13, 2013 | 12:49 pm

    Hi, i found coursed semolina. can i use this? if so how many cups and how many cups flour if any?. thank you.

    • A&L
      April 15, 2013 | 10:18 pm

      You can add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour to 1 cup semolina; mix with 1 cup water. The mixture has to be watery because of the course semolina. Thanks.

  50. naima
    April 13, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    Oh i forgot to add. i also have semolina 1. so can i subsitude the semolina 2 to coursed semoline? Maybe they are the same but im not sure.

    • A&L
      April 15, 2013 | 10:22 pm

      Yes, semolina #2 is the course one. If you have #1 then mix it with course semolina for better (Muufo).

  51. naima
    April 16, 2013 | 11:50 pm

    I just wanted to tell you i made the muufo and it turned out perfection all thanks to you :)

    • A&L
      April 18, 2013 | 11:25 am

      We are so happy for you. Thank you for letting us know.

  52. bisharo
    April 21, 2013 | 8:32 am

    asalamu calaykuim
    I wanted to try this recipe but I was wondering how can I cook the whole thing at once? is it possible to use a aluminum pan? or do I wait for 30 min each time while the rest of my mufo is out in the air?

    I’m refuring to the vedio .

    thank you.

    • A&L
      April 23, 2013 | 12:17 am

      Wa’alaikum Assalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
      Actually, we think it is a brilliant idea. That is if you don’t care about the traditional Muufo shape. You can also use a baking pan. Thank you for the comment.

  53. bisharo
    April 21, 2013 | 8:12 pm

    Is it possible to find semolina 1&2 at waltmart.

    • A&L
      April 23, 2013 | 12:25 am

      We don’t know, but you can find it at Food Basics or ethnic stores.

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    • A&L
      May 17, 2013 | 1:30 am

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Chinakhushukura salaamuyo na koodi zaawe chandikiliilo. Mtele mpalazo namnasha suwo sawa sawa. Shpiimo chamtele mnasha ni chizito, kaqsa jisiyo siwo sawa sawa. Salaamuyo i wasiliile, ahsanta.

  55. Zay
    May 29, 2013 | 7:07 pm

    As salamu alaikum I was wondering if I could make this mixture at night and leave till morning to put in the oven

    • A&L
      May 31, 2013 | 11:03 pm

      Wa’alaikum Assalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
      If you want to make it ahead, mix and put it in the fridge, otherwise the dough will turn sour. Thanks.

  56. Rahma
    June 7, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    Asc semolin ha waan so waay suji iyo semolina ha isku mit miyaa?thnks.

    • A&L
      June 8, 2013 | 10:55 pm

      Wa’alaikum Assalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
      Suuji iyo semoliina waa isku hal, waana isticmaali kartaa.

  57. farxiyo
    June 13, 2013 | 4:44 am

    aslaama calaykum walaalayaal aad ayaad umahadsan tihiin walaahay inbadan baan raadinayay inaan cuntadan oo kale barto buugaag badan baan uruuriyay waxna kama faa idin oo waliba qarash badan iyo waqti ku bixiyay waxaad ii faaidayseen anoo gurigayga fadhiyo aad baan idinku mahad celinayaa maalin walbo wxaan tijaabiyaa wax cusub al xamdulilaah idinkana aduun iyo aakhiro allaha idinka abaal mariyo abaal marin midda ugu wanaagsan mahadsanidiin

    • A&L
      June 15, 2013 | 9:42 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Faalladaada ayaa abaal gud weyn inoo ah. Ilaahay ha kaa abaal mariyo hadalada wacan aad inoo soo qortay. Aad iyo aad ayaan ugu faraxnay. Aad iyo aad ayaa ugu mahadsan tahay.

  58. MS
    December 9, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, i pray you are in the best state of health and emaan….i just wanted to ask you the water you use is it hot or cold??

    jazakhallahu khairan

    • A&L
      December 9, 2013 | 10:03 pm

      Wa’alaikum Assalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
      Use lukewarm water. If the water is hot it will kill the yeast, and if it is cold the dough will take longer to rise.

  59. falila
    January 2, 2014 | 10:28 am

    Merci pour le partage. Peut on utiliser la farine de riz?.

  60. Amal
    January 29, 2014 | 6:18 am

    Question:
    I don’t have semolina on hand and i would like to make muufo. Is it possible to use plain flour?

    • A&L
      January 30, 2014 | 1:56 pm

      You cannot make Muufo from plain flour only, but you can use a mix of corn flour and plain flour.

  61. Amal
    January 31, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    Do you have any idea of how much flour and how much corn flour i should use? Thanks

    • A&L
      January 31, 2014 | 10:18 pm

      You can use 1 cup corn flour or corn meal, 1/2 cup plain flour, 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt and 3/4 cup water. Mix and let the dough rise for 2 hours then bake as shown in the video. This yields three muufo.

  62. Amal
    February 1, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Thank you for your quick answer. I really believe that the team of xawaash is creating a new generation of great housewives. Thanks to you my husband looks forward to the dinner every night. THANK YOU!

    • A&L
      February 3, 2014 | 1:16 am

      It is fantastic that your husband appreciates your cooking. Well done!

  63. Layla
    March 23, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    I love your simple organized steps. It makes me love cooking more. I was wondering if you can post the recipe to the other type of circular muufo that is more flat if you know what I mean. I don’t know if that has a name. I just know it as somali muufo. Thank you again for your great work.

    • A&L
      March 29, 2014 | 7:39 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. God willing, we will be posting the Somali Muufo soon.

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