Saturday, August 8, 2009

Somali Bread (Sabaya)

This is a nice bread to eat with breakfast or sauce. They are pretty easy to make the hardest part for me was learning to roll them into a circle.

Cook time about 30 minutes
Makes about 7 Sabaya

2 Cups of Flour
3/4 Cup and 1 Tablespoon of Water
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Oil

Add the ingredients to a bowl and mix well until a dough is formed. Once the dough is formed it should not be sticky.

Roll into 7 balls.

Take on of the balls and roll it until smooth the dip into flour and flatten out.

Begin rolling it out.

Coat half with oil and dip it into flour. Fold the dough in half.

Coat half with oil and dip into flour. Fold the dough in half. You should have a triangle now.

Dip it all into flour and coat well. Roll it out in a circle.

Heat a pan on medium and add one Sabaya. Drizzle oil over the entire Sabaya and move around until coated.

Once it starts to bubble up, flip it over and coat that side with oil. Once both sides are brown the Sabaya is done.


  1. Assalamu alaikum sis

    Great Job! Your sabaya look amazing!

  2. I love your recipes. If you don't mind can you post a video on how to make muufo? Thanks! Keep posting new recipes, I find it very helpful.

  3. I have a question, does sabaya need eggs cause that's how my mom made them? For some reason whenever I make my sabaya it turns rubbery. I wish I could taste yours lol.

  4. I'm sure it could be made with eggs. I have never tried it that way though. Someone suggested I add milk instead of water; I tried that and they came out nice. Using eggs is a good idea, I will have to try that!

  5. Hmmmm They look good. I prefer mine a little buttery and flaky so I add 1/4 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of butter, and 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of sugar! Try it it will be fab tasting!!

  6. i like you'r recipe but when i made sabaya i add 3 eggs and 14 milk and ayeast