Shaah (Somali Tea) and Somali Sweets

Shaah (Somali Tea) and Somali Sweets

Shaah 2 teabags 6 cardamom pods 6 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 5 thin slices of ginger 2 cups water 1/4 c. sugar 1 cup milk 1. In a kettle, add the teabags and the water. 2. Crush the cardamom, cloves, and the cinnamon using a pedestle and mortar. 3. Add the crushed spices, ginger, and sugar to the kettle. 4. Once it has boiled, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. 5. Add the milk and gently bring to another boil. NOTE: * I use a little metal strainer when pouring into a teapot. That way I don't get any pieces in the pot. * You can omit the sugar and milk while cooking and just have it on the side. Somali Sweets Shushumu Kac Kac

Coming Soon.....JUICES Papaya Juice


Steak and Cheese Rolls

1/4 lbs. beef; cut into VERY small pieces
1 Tbsp. oil
1/4 cup onions; finely chopped
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. cheese; grated
1/4 ts. cumin
1/4 ts. salt
1/2 ts. pepper
2 Tbsp. carrots; shredded
10 slices of bread; crust removed and set aside
1 egg; beaten with 1 Tbsp. water
1 cup breadcrumbs
flour paste (1 Tbsp. flour + 2 Tbsp. water)

1. Heat oil in a pan; add the beef and brown for 2 minutes.
2. Add the onion and stir fry for 1 minute.
3. Transfer to a bowl and cool.
4. Add the mayonnaise, cheese, cumin, salt, pepper, and carrots to the
    meat mixture; stir well.
5. If you have not removed the crust from the bread, do so now.
6. Flatten each piece of bread with a rolling pin.
7. Spread a very thin layer of flour paste on each piece of bread.
8. Place 1 teaspoon of the mixture on one end of each piece.
9. Roll up tightly making sure the seam is closed.
10. Break the crusts into little pieces. (20 little pieces for 10 slices of
11. Dip each little piece of crust int…

Buffalo Chicken Bites------mmmmmmmmm good


This Ramadan I have not made anything special..............UNTIL I found this awesome dish. It was awesome! They are baked.......not fried. Please follow the link to the recipe!


It's been forever

Dear readers,

As many of you know I have not posted anything new in a very long time. This is partly due to the fact that I have ran out of recipes. Another factor is that I no longer have time to work on my blog.

Recently, one of my readers commented that the pictures were not good and that I should retake them. My answer to that.......impossible! Too much time, money, and energy!!

So, after thinking about it I have decided to let you, the readers take part in my blog. You can develop your own Somali/Ramadan recipes, or make mine and take a pic.

Let me know what you think and if you are interested!

Tammy's Somali Home

For Those That Know and Those That Don't

Question: What is Ramadan?Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.Answer: During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits -- essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm) literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.During Ramadan, every part of the body mu…