RECIPE Zara’s favourite Somali dishes

RECIPE Zara’s favourite Somali dishes


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Our amazing book keeper Zara shares a couple of her favourite recipes from home. If you give them a try let us know how you go… or post a pic of your dish!


½ Kilo minced beef
Two onions – medium size
Salt – two tea spoons
Capsicum – small
Coriander – 3-4 leaves
Garlic – 3-4
Chillies – 2-3

Cook the minced beef first, add the coriander, garlic and salt then when the meat is cooked add the finely chopped onions, capsicum and chillies (stir all of them together)

Make fresh dough or buy it from the supermarket and fill it with the meat and deep-fry it.


Somali Rice & Meat

One lamb leg (deboned and butterflied)
Spices such as coriander, cumin, onions, and garlic
Vegetable stock
Cardamon, cinnamon, pepper

Cook the meat with all the above spices and water. When the meat is cooked, put the meat in the oven (until all crunchy) and cook rice with stock and serve.