Thursday, March 18, 2010

Somali Recipe for Suqaar

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This is one of my favorite Somali foods. It can be eaten with rice or breads. Its pretty quick and easy too!

Cook time about 20 minutes

Serves about 4

1 1/2 Cups of Suqaar Meat (beef cubes)

2 Cups of Water

1/2 Chicken Cube

1/2 Teaspoon of Cumin Powder

1/2 Tablespoon of Cilantro (crushed)

1 Clove of Garlic (crushed)

1 Potato (diced)

1 Carrot (diced)

1/2 Green Pepper (diced)

1/2 of a Small Onion (finely chopped)

1/2 of a Chili Pepper (finely chopped)

1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

1/4 Cup of Oil


Boil meat for 30-45 minutes or until it is very tender.


Drain water from the meat and add the oil and onions.


Cook on Medium to Medium High heat until the onions are soft


Add the water, cumin powder, chili pepper, green pepper, potato, carrot, chicken cube, salt, garlic and cilantro


Stir well


Cover and let it gently boil for 10 minutes


Stir again to make sure there is still enough water in the pan


Cover and let it cook about 10 more minutes


Stir and make sure the vegetables are tender


Serve.

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR BLOG ITS SO AMAZING I WAS WONDERING COULD YOU MAKE OODKA

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  3. what is "chicken cube"? are you referring to chicken bouillon?

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  4. why do you prefer to boil your meat first?

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  5. thank you I like you blog it helps me cook.

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  6. I like to boil the meat (beef) first because it makes it tender. If you don't boil beef first it comes out tough and chewy.

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  7. SISTER I LOVE YOUR BLOG ITS SO AMAZING I WHAT TO
    LEARN HOW TO MAKE UUNSI DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT MAY GOD BLESS YOU SIS.

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  8. Great Recipes- keep up the good work! How is suqaar meat different than halal beef?

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  9. I think suqaar meat is the same as halal beef. I call it suqaar because it is cut in small pieces ready to make the suqaar recipe. When I go to the halal shop to get it I ask for suqaar and they know which way I want it cut. So, I think it's the same thing.

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  10. Sister! I am a newly married, inexperienced cook but your recipes make cooking a lot of fun, and my husband very happy! jazakillah kheir. keep the recipes coming inshaallah.

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  11. Sister thank you, your recipes are excellent and easy to follow.

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  13. This is great i served it up with baguettes and some Somali tea. Best breakfast ever thoroughly enjoyed this.
    Thank you

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