Sabayah #2

1 cup flour
1 cup atta flour or chapati flour
2 Tbsp. butter; melted
1 Tbsp. garlic; minced
1 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup warm water
oil for brushing on the dough during folding
1/2 ts. salt

1. Combine the water, flours, salt, garlic, sugar, and the butter in a bowl; mix to form a dough.
2. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 15 minutes.
3. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 2 hours.
4. Knead for 2 minutes and then divide into 4 pieces.
5. Lightly coat each piece in flour and flatten slightly.
6. Flatten with a rolling pin until each piece is very thin; brush with oil.
7. Fold (see pics) and set aside.
8. Flatten with a rolling pin until each piece is about 1/4 inch thick.
9. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and brush with oil.
10. Place one sabaya in the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
11. Brush with oil and then flip.
12. Gently press down the sabaya so that it cooks evenly on the bottom.
13. Flip and continue cooking on the other side until cooked.
14. Remove and place on a paper towel.
15. Store in an air tight container or Ziplock.

NOTE: These freeze really well. You can freeze them before you cook them by placing each piece between parchment paper or freeze them after they are cooked.


  1. Man...I was telling my cowife today that I was going to go an a raw food diet after Ramadan but now I can't cuz I found your site. Now I have to make it all and then I have to eat it....all of it.....

  2. hey sis
    i'd love to join your blog
    please invite me

  3. You need to leave a comment with your email address. That way I can send you an invite. I won't publish it and I will delete it after I send the invite.

  4. All your different ways of making sabaya look so good I'll have to try them we make a very similar bread in yemen.

  5. mashallah u such great women, and iam amaze of you cooking somali food,jakallahu khery it reminds me of my moms cooking :), may allah give u alot of hasana, for u work and effort and time u put in,


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