1 cup flour; sifted
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 cup butter; melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. warm milk
oil for frying

1. In a bowl, gently blend the sifted flour, salt, and baking powder.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and egg.
3. Add the milk to the butter/sugar mixture and mix.
4. Add mixture to the flour and knead until a smooth dough is formed.
5. Cover with a damp towel and let rest in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
6. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick piece.
7. Cut into shapes. Some people cut it into diamond shapes or squares.
8. Deep fry until golden brown.
9. Drain on paper towels.


  1. Assalamu alaykum sister,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you ;) so much for this recipe. I had this neighbor sister from Sudan and she used to make this during ramadan and i usued to eat it with sugar.


  2. Wa alaikum salam

    I have many more great recipes to come.

  3. Salaam alaikum, sister

    I made these a couple of days ago for iftar, they were so yummy. May Allah reward you! You have so much energy, mashaAllah!

  4. Thank You Amina for making my aftur a success...may Allah reward you Janah inshallah AMIIN!!!

  5. Have you ever known anyone to put some cardamon into the batter?

  6. manshalla may allah bleess you


  7. Asalamu alaikum my dear sister. I wanted to thank for your lovely recipes, this one and all the others. I have made many of your recipes and they all became very good. My husband like them all, thank you for helping me to be a good wife, JazakumuAllahu Khayra Jaza.

    Your sister in islam Aisha.

  8. sister thank you so much this web is so wonderful and i have learned a lot of somali food. please can u tell me the cornstarch and cornflour are they same i am a bit cinfuced and i couldn't find a cornstarch, so can i use the cornflour for the halwa instead the cornstarch? thank u so much jazakallahu khayra

  9. Salam Tammy how are you
    This looks so yummy,
    i think it's also called "BUR"

  10. zamzam
    salam alaykum my dear sister

    i just wanna thank you sooooooo much cos i used most of ur repices and my famaly loved. im 4rom somalia but i didn't how to cook most of ur food so thank again and again and may allah reward u and protect u and ur family


  11. Asalamu calaykum

    my dear sister in islam i would like to thank you for you recipes they are very helpful.They are all yummy and i am looking soo forward to your new recipes and once again thankyou



  12. Aslalam alaykum. I just made this and its amazing thanks so much. May Allah reward you and ur family


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