Mixed Vegetables (Qudaar) Légumes mélangés

Mixed Vegetables (Khudaar) Légumes mélangés

Somalis have very few vegetarian dishes. In the southern part of Somalia, where most of the agriculture is concentrated, more vegetables are consumed. For most Somalis, vegetables are added to meat dishes. Potatoes, carrots, green peppers, pumpkins, and plantains are popular.

The following is a vegan recipe that is both nutritious and flavourful. The vegetables are added at different stages depending on the cooking time required for each of them. For instance, the potatoes and carrots take the longest time, while the zucchini is best when it is cooked for a just a few minutes. Zucchini can be eaten raw and is great with salads. The canned lima beans are already soft and need very little time to mingle with the other ingredients.

If you plan ahead, you could use dried lima beans. Just soak them overnight and add them to the pan in the initial stages together with the potatoes and carrots. That way you wouldn’t need to use the canned beans.


Les Somalis ont très peu de plats végétariens. Dans le Sud de la Somalie, là où la plupart de l’agriculture est concentrée, les légumes sont plus consommés. Pour la plupart des Somalis, les légumes viennent en garniture des plats de viandes. Pommes de terre, carottes, poivrons verts, citrouilles, et bananes plantain sont populaires.

La recette suivante est végétalienne qui est à la fois nutritive et goûteuse. Les légumes sont ajoutés à différentes étapes suivant le temps de cuisson requis
pour chacun. Par exemple, les pommes de terre et les carottes prennent le plus de temps, alors que la courgette est meilleure lorsqu’elle est cuite juste quelques minutes. La courgette peut être mangée crue et elle va bien dans les salades. Les haricots lima en conserve sont déjà cuits et ont besoin de très peu de temps pour s’accommoder avec les autres ingrédients.

Si vous préparez à l’avance, vous pouvez utiliser des haricots lima secs. Il suffit de les faire tremper une nuit et de les ajouter à la poêle au tout début avec les pommes de terre et les carottes. Comme ça, vous n’aurez pas besoin d’utiliser des haricots en conserve.


(Tbsp is a tablespoon; tsp is a teaspoon)
(1 cup = 237 mL; 1 Tbsp = 15 mL; 1 tsp = 5 mL) all level measurements
(1 Tbsp Vegeta Seasoning Mix (18 g) = 2 Maggi or Knorr bouillon cubes = 2 tsp salt)

Serves 6

3 Tomatoes
½ bunch Cilantro
1 Potato
1 Carrot
3 Zucchini
1 can (400 mL) Lima beans
½ Onion
2 Garlic cloves (minced)
¼ cup (59 mL) Olive oil
1 Tbsp Vegeta seasoning mix
1½ cups (356 mL) Water


Waxa loo baahan yahay:   

(QW waa qaaddo weyn – midda cuntada lagu cuno; qy waa qaaddo yar)
(1 koob = 237 mL; 1 QW = 15 mL; 1 qy = 5 mL)
(1 QW “Vegeta Seasoning Mix” = 2 mukacab Maggi ama Knorr = 2 qy cusbo)

Ku-filan 6 qofood

3 Yaanyo
½ xirmo Kabsaro caleen
1 Bataato (baradho)
1 Karooto
3 Zukiini
1 gasac (400 mL) Digir (“Lima beans”)
½ Basal
2 Tuun (toon) la shiiday
¼ koob (59 mL) Saliidda oliivada
1 QW Maraq qudaar “Vegeta”
1½ (356 mL) koob Biyo



(cs est une cuillère à soupe; cc est une cuillère à café)
(1 mesure = 237 mL; 1 cs = 15 mL; 1 cc = 5 mL) mesures à ras
(1 cs de Mélange Vegeta (18 g) = 2 bouillon cubes Maggi ou Knorr = 2 cs de sel)

Pour 6

3 Tomates
½ bouquet de Coriandre
1 Pomme de Terre
1 Carotte
3 Courgettes
1 boite (400 mL) de Haricots Lima (haricots blancs, flageolets)
½ Oignon
2 Gousses d’Ail (hachées)
¼ de mesure (59 mL) d’Huile d’Olive
1 cs de mélange assaisonnement Vegeta
1½ mesure (356 mL) d’Eau



Cut the tomatoes into big pieces and roughly chop the cilantro then blend in a food processor or blender.

Saute the onions and garlic then add the vegetables seasoning. Cook for 2 minutes then add the diced potato and carrot and cook until lightly brown. Add 1 cup of hot water and cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Stir in the blended tomatoes and cilantro and cover and cook for another 10 minutes.

Add the chopped zucchini, the lima beans, and ½ cup of hot water. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. 



Couper les tomates en gros morceaux et hacher grossièrement le coriandre puis mixer dans un robot ou un blender.

Faire sauter les oignons et l’ail puis ajouter l’assaisonnement pour légumes. Cuire 2 minutes puis ajouter la pomme de terre et la carotte coupées en dés et cuire jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient légèrement colorés. Ajouter une mesure d’eau chaude et couvrir et cuire pendant 10 minutes.

Verser les tomates et le coriandre mixés et tourner puis couvrir et cuire 10 minutes de plus.

Ajouter la courgette hachée, les haricots Lima, et ½ mesure d’eau chaude. Couvrir et cuire 3 minutes.

Ingredients - Ingrédients


Steps for cooking the mixed vegetables - Étapes pour cuire le mélange de légumes

1. Yaanyada iyo kabsarada isku shiid. 2. Basasha iyo tuunta saliidda ku-dallac. Maraq qudaarta ku-dar. 3. Bataatada iyo karootada ku-dar oo 10 daqiiqo kari. 4. Yaanyadii iyo kabsarada aad isku shiidday ku-dar. Toban daqiiqo kari. 5. Zukiinida ku-dar. 6. Isla markaa, digirta ku-dar. 7. Dabool oo 3 daqiiqo kari. 8. Waa diyaar!

1. Mixer les tomates et le coriandre. 2. Faire sauter les oignons et l’ail avec l’assaisonnement. 3. Cuire la pomme de terre et la carotte 10 minutes. 4. Ajouter les tomates et le coriandre mixés. 5. Après 10 min, ajouter la courgette. 6. Ajouter les haricots lima. 7. Couvrir et cuire pendant 3 minutes. 8. Bon appétit.

Mixed Vegetables (Khudaar)  Légumes mélangés


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36 Responses to Mixed Vegetables (Qudaar) Légumes mélangés
  1. zamiira
    December 19, 2011 | 11:21 pm

    Loking really good and yum Thankz for sharing ur delicious recipes
    midba mid ka daran …you are doing great jop for real illah ajir ha idinka siiyo waayo waxaad nala qeybsateen waqtigiina qaaliga ah iyo
    cunadiina wacan Thankzz again I really like this blog very much and I am really happy to visit every single day that is how much I love it

    • A&L
      December 20, 2011 | 11:47 am

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and thanks for spending the time going through the recipes.

  2. nuura
    December 21, 2011 | 7:22 pm

    mashalaah caadi mahan waad mahdsan tihiin

    • A&L
      December 22, 2011 | 1:12 am

      Thank you Nuura.

  3. Margie
    December 21, 2011 | 9:57 pm

    This sounds wonderful, and so very healthy!

    • A&L
      December 22, 2011 | 1:13 am

      Thank you for visiting and for the comment.

  4. Amal
    December 21, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    This is delicious and healthy, thank you for sharing. I always come and see what is new.

    • A&L
      December 22, 2011 | 1:18 am

      Thanks for visiting regularly. We will keep updating with new recipes.

  5. Abdulkadir Kishki
    December 26, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    Jazaakumullahu khayran,waxaan jeclaan lahaa inaa nabartaan soor fur-fur iyo malaayga lagu yaqaanay baraawo sida loosameeyo.

    • A&L
      December 26, 2011 | 8:45 pm

      Assalaamu Caleykum Sheikh Abdulqaadir. Hadduu Eebbe idmo mar dhow ayaan soo gelin doonnaa laakin waxaan sugeynaa inaad keentid soorta galleeyda cad. Dukaanka waan ka weyney!

  6. yasmeen
    January 22, 2012 | 6:43 am

    That taste so yummy. i tried all of your recipes but i haven’t cook this one. Thanks so much for your website may Allah(sw) blessings be upon you. You guys are so talented, loving and all this recipes you gave us for free .Thank you

    • A&L
      January 22, 2012 | 4:06 pm

      Thank you Yasmeen. Please share the information with those around you.

  7. Naima
    January 28, 2012 | 9:36 pm

    this looks so good and health. i will definitely try this as i love vegetables and trying to stay healthy for me and my family. Thanks alot for sharing your recipes with us. jazakhulahul qeyr. may allah reward you and your family.

    • A&L
      January 28, 2012 | 10:23 pm

      Thank you for your prayers. They mean a lot to us.

  8. yasmeen
    January 31, 2012 | 11:18 am

    hello,i cooked the khudaar for my family today and they loved it. Thanks alot. Just wanted to ask on the recipe the xawaash is missing.

    • A&L
      January 31, 2012 | 9:36 pm

      This is one of those recipes that we didn’t include xawaash in the ingredients. If you wish you can add it and it will work well. We are happy you liked the recipe.

  9. farxiyo
    May 7, 2012 | 8:35 pm

    I have visited alot of websites and food blogs but what keeps me interested alot is how your recipes are simple and straight forward. i love the way you tell the stories through food.Thanks again for sharing your wonderful stories and recipes.

    • A&L
      May 7, 2012 | 10:42 pm

      Thank you very much for the comment. Our intention for this website is for it to be more than just the food. We would also like it to be about the culture surrounding the food.

  10. UmuRamla
    July 12, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    Walaal salaan qaali ah ka bacdi,waxaanku weydiin lahaa koobka biyaha ah e lagu daraayo intee le’eg yahay ma kan shahaa ma kano cabitaankaa koobabaka waa kalo weyn yihiin ee wxn jeclaan lahaa in aad biyaha ml iigu soo sheegtid kobkii qiyaas ahaan.

    • A&L
      July 13, 2012 | 12:20 am

      Waan cusboonaysiinnay soo’da qudaarta. Su’aalahaada jawaabtooda hadda waad ka-helaysaa. Mahadsanid.

  11. UmuRamla
    July 13, 2012 | 7:25 am

    Salaan iyo duco ka bacdi walaalha waxaa iga qaldan biyaha inta ay leg yihiin qudaarta lagu daraayo ml ayaa ii yare rooon ama koob aan isla naqaan waayo koobabka waa badan yihiin, waxaan kaloo idin weydiin qadooyinka aad wax ku cabirtaan halkee ka soo gataa iyo inta xabo ay ka kooban yihiin, jzk allaah abaalkiina jano haka dhigo cunada aad na barteena kuwo ale ugu cibaadeysta allaah hanaga yeelo idinkana misaanka akhiro idiin cuslaysa.

    • A&L
      July 13, 2012 | 7:15 pm

      Waa ku-mahadsan tahay salaanta iyo ducada. Qaaddooyinka aan isticmaalno waa afar qaaddo isku xiran, 1 QW, 1 qy, 1/2 qy, 1/4 qy. Waxaad ka-helaysaa dukaamada maacuunta lagu gado. Mahadsanid.

  12. UmuRamla
    July 13, 2012 | 7:31 am

    Wallaha sorry iga raali ahaada waan helay su’ashaan idin soo weydiiyey

  13. UmuRamla
    July 13, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Walaalha jzk wax walba waan fahmay.

    • A&L
      July 13, 2012 | 7:27 pm

      Mahadsanid inaad nala socodsiisay.

  14. Rahma
    September 14, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    My potatoes turn out hard if I do not boil it first even when I am cooking suugo or suqaar. Can I just pop my potatoes in like you did in this dish here or will It turn out hard or should I just boil it. I’m always worried about my potatoes turning out hard and do not know what to do.

    • A&L
      September 14, 2012 | 10:13 pm

      If you dice the potatoes and cook the way we did you should have no problem. You do not need to boil the potatoes for this recipe. You can boil potatoes if you are using them for tomato sauce, as it takes longer to cook.

  15. Ifraax
    November 26, 2012 | 11:55 am

    Asc, bacdal salaan, inbadan ayaan sameeyey qudaartaan oo aad ayaan ujecelnahay aniga iyo familigeyga, mahadsanidiin. Waxaan ka qabaa su’aal digirta, aniga Lima beans kuwa aan kahelay dukaamo badan (waxaan deganahay Norway) waa nooc ka waaweyn tan aad isticmaasheen. Ma iskumidbaa? tankale Zucchiniga yaryarna waan waayay oo waxaan isticmaalay 1 xabo oo roon. miisaan ahaan maqiyaasi kartaa sadexda xabbo intay udhigmaan? waayo waxaan dareemayaa inuu aad ubadanayo.

    • A&L
      November 26, 2012 | 9:39 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
      Waan ku-faraxnay inaad jecleysateen qudaarta andiga iyo reerkaada. digirta nooca waaweyn waad isticmaali kartaa. Zucchini-gana ka-yareey, hal ayaad isticmaali kartaa ama hal iyo bar. Maraqa markaad karinaysid waxa aad jeceshahay waad ku-dari kartaa, ma’ahan sida waxyaabaha la-dubo oo kale (doolsho, buskud, rooti, iwm). Waxyaabaha la-dubo (baking) waxay u-baahan yihiin cabbirro 100% sax ah.

  16. Riley
    May 14, 2013 | 9:10 am

    I live in a vegan house and our new housemate (who is from Somalia) hasn’t been sure what to cook for us so I’m really pleased to find the vegan tag on this site. Thanks :)

    • A&L
      May 16, 2013 | 1:11 am

      We are happy that you like the vegan category on our site. We hope to post more vegan recipes. Thank you.

  17. Hena
    February 11, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    I am really excited about finding your blog. Could you please tell me what is the “vegetable seasoning you have used in all your vege dishes. Also what is this “Vegeta seasoning mix” in this recipe? Or are they the same? I am really excited. Also, I would love to request you to make more vegetarian and legume dishes for people who don’t eat meats :)
    Thank you.

    • A&L
      February 12, 2014 | 8:05 pm

      We are happy that you have joined Xawaash.com. Thank you very much for your comment. Some vegetable seasoning give you better results than others. We use Family brand seasoning salt nowadays. God willing, we will post more vegetarian recipes.

      • Hena
        February 13, 2014 | 1:22 pm

        Thank you for your reply :) If vegetable seasoning and vegeta seasoning is just average seasoning from market, how does one get the “Somali” taste in all these dishes? I love it so much. Thank you again!!

  18. Hena
    February 14, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Ahhhh :) Thank you!!

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