Monday, September 21, 2015

Sabaayad - Somali Flat Bread

For the first day of this fourth week's long marathon, am posting Sabaayad from Somali which sounds almost like Indian flatbread, yes am kick starting my first day with a flaky flat bread which Somalians enjoy for their breakfast.Sabaayad ressembles quite like our Indian flatbreads which is eaten in Somali for breakfast, lunch,dinner or just like as snacks. Usually this flat breads are served for breakfast with meat dishes or fried eggs along with a cup of tea, while for lunch you can serve this breads very well with different curries, however i like mine with jam.

Sabaayad, Somali Flat Bread

 I picked this Sabaayad from Somali Kitchen, and the owner of this site says that she loves to have this flaky flat bread with honey for her breakfast, obviously you have so many choice to enjoy this bread. I used both all purpose flour and wheat flour for making this flatbread. You can make flaky sabaayad with both flours also shaping sabaayad goes for easy shapes like square or round, i prepared mine as square shaped flat breads.While rolling this site's owner advised to use ghee or oil, these makes this flat bread flaky and she wasnt wrong, mine came out simply fabulous and we loved this Somali flatbread simply with jam and honey for our breakfast, definitely a filling breakfast.

Somalian Flat Bread, Sabaayad

2cups All purpose flour
1cup Atta flour/wheat flour
2tbsp Oil
2tbsp Ghee
1tsp Salt
Flour for dusting
Oil for cooking
Water for kneading

Mix the flours together with enough salt, add oil and knead everything well with enough water until you get a firm and elastic dough.

Keep aside and let it rest for an hour.

Divide the dough into 7-8 equal balls. Dust and roll a ball as a circle and spread ghee over the rolled surface.

Now bring the edges towards the centre and make a square shaped dough.

Roll it well to make a flat bread, continue the same process with remaining dough.

Heat oil in a griddle, once its hot, drop the flattend square shaped bread and cook for a minute.

Flip the sabaayad, drizzle the oil and cook on the other side. Use a spatula to press down the bread to get well cooked.

Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Somali Flat Bread, Sabaayad



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16 comments:

  1. Preparation is just like our Indian breads! I am yet cook 2-3 breakfasts & I might just make this for one of the days πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜€. I use to like my parathas with both jam & honey when I was growing up. Now I prefer a curry.

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  2. The Somali bread is quite similar to our parathas. Little kids love the paratha and jam combo:) so it is surely a popular combo.

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  3. almost like indian ghee roti :) very nice...

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  4. how much cooking from other countries look so similar to ours! looks and feels like parathas...

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  5. looks very similar to our Parathas.... there is really so much common between different cuisines

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  6. Priya, those sabaayad looks sinful!..I can imagine how delicious it must have tasted with that jam..very nice..

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  7. Each and every country have their own parathas naaa.. yum

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  8. Similar to our parathas.Good to know every country have their own parathas..Delicious.

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  9. So much like our parathas... Love the option of jam and honey with this delicious bread

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  10. Somali Parathas look very flaky n yummy.

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  11. Wow, those Somali flatbread sure looks very flaky and delicious. It must have tasted awesome with the jam -- that is my kids favorite combo.

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  12. I bookmarked them when we did the world theme. They look flaky and the paltter is inviting.

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  13. Looks like our paratha. and I am sure will taste awesome.

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  14. Parathas must have been enjoyable!

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  15. Somali bread looks tempting.I can have them as such without any side dish.

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  16. looks so nice and flaky - like a thicker version of roti canai

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