Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Somali Fried Dough Quraa/Quraac

This is a very nice sweet bread/fried dough. It is served a lot during Ramadan. It is easy and yummy!

Cook Time: 10 minutes plus 45 minutes to rise

Makes about 23-25 balls

2 Cups
of All Purpose Flour

3/4 Cup
of Warm Milk

1 1/2 Teaspoons
of Yeast

1 Tablespoon
of Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon
of Salt

1 Cup
of Water

1 Cup
of Sugar

Oil for frying

Add flour, milk, yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar and salt to a bowl and mix until a dough is formed

Cover with a warm towel and let rise 30-45 minutes

While dough is rising, boil the water and 1 cup of sugar for 5 minutes stirring frequently.

Set aside.

Once dough has set for 30-45 minutes, roll into small balls

Fry in hot oil until golden brown

Drain on a towel

Let them soak in the sugar/water mixture for 2-3 minutes



  1. Asalamualaykum sis !
    ramadaan kariim you and your family this looks so delicious! i love your video maashAllah good works jazakaALLAH ♥

  2. Asalaamu alaykum my sister in islam

    ramadan kariim may allah give you and famaly the reward of this blessing month aameen....

    i have questin what size of cup do you use and its ok if i use plain or self risen flour coz im tryin some of ur recipes and i use those flour and the result is kind messy so plz. this looks delicious im gonna try soon of iftar insha allah thanks alot

    a sister from ireland

  3. Alaykum Asalaamu,

    I use a one cup measuring cup. This recipe takes 2 cups. You can use a coffee/tea mug, that usually equals about 1 cup.

    The flours are basically the same, just the self rising flour has baking powder already mixed in it.

    Is your dough too sticky? If it is, you can try adding the liquids (water, milk, etc) slowly and mixing it in to see if the dough becomes firm.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if I can help you with anything. Insha Allah it will come out nice for you.

  4. Asalaam alaykum

    its me again i just wanna thank you for the repalay. Today i made the dough and its workes i used the plain flour and its came out nice and dilicious and made a bit flat not the balls and its looks bit nices and my kids loved them thankx

    zamzam from Ireland

  5. Salam sis,

    I am trying right now let see how it goes, finger cross. I'll keep you posted.
    Jazaka'allah for sharing.

  6. Insha Allah it turned out good for you.

  7. i loved it.it was yummy

  8. very good your helped me for my project for school!