10 Most Popular Foods in Sudan

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Situated in North Africa, Sudan has a diverse range of cuisines originating from trade and invasions. Arab and Syrian merchants brought in spices like red pepper, garlic, chili. Sudanese cuisine is especially a combination of East African and Middle Eastern cuisines. Tourists’ places in Sudan have suggested the following dishes during their trip.

1. Medeeda

A popular breakfast for the Sudanese people, Medeeda is a porridge made from fenugreek or red finger millet. To add additional savor, sugar, sesame, and peanut butter are also included. Serve your hot porridge with a spoon of yogurt

Recipe for Medeeda

2. Ful Medames

Ful medames is a cooked fava beans stew from Egypt, somewhere between a bean dip and a bean salad. You can add your favorite veggies like tomatoes, onions, olives, cucumbers, jalapenos, etc. This dish is highly healthy, and some of the veggies included helps to eliminate the unhealthy cholesterol from your body.

Recipe for Ful Medames

3. Kajaik

Bright, exotic and sweet, and sour, Kajaik is a fish stew made from different spices. You can add more than one type of fish and green according to your preferences. This dish is usually served with rice or bread.

Recipe for Kajaik

4. Shaiyah

If you are a big-time non-veg fan, then you ought to try Shaiyah. This dish consists of fried meat cubes cooked in spices along with herbs, garlic, and onions. Serve along with salad, bread, or pasta.

Recipe for Shaiyah

5. Salatat Dakwa

This is a form of Sudanese salad which includes cucumbers, tomatoes, spring onions, and green chilies. Garnished with lime, peanut butter, and black pepper, this can be served along with a piece of bread. You can make it in under 10 minutes, so it’s super easy and hassle-free.

Recipe for Salatat Dakwa

6. Sudanese rice and Potato Goulash

Potato Goulash is a curry of chicken and various vegetables like carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, peas, etc. The rice can be either white or brown but should be of premium quality. This meal will satisfy your stomach as well as your heart. Sudanese population prefers this as their lunch or dinner.

Recipe for Sudanese rice and Potato Goulash

7. Baseema

Baseema is a traditional Sudanese cake made from coconut, flour, eggs, vanilla essence, and yogurt. The cake is seasoned with thick granulated sugar syrup and usually cut into small pieces. The texture is kept soft and creamy so that the eaters fall in love with it.

Recipe for Baseema

8. Goraasa be Dama

This is a Sudanese pancake or flat cake, which seems like a thicker version of a tortilla. The batter of Goraasa is prepared from flour, water, baking powder, and salt. Pour over a sauce made from stir-frying tomatoes, cinnamon, pepper, garlic, cardamon, and steak, and you are all ready to dive in.

Recipe for Goraasa be Dama

9. Kamounia

Kamounia is a stew made from beef, beef liver, and necessary spices. Sometimes the beef is exchanged with lamb. However, the cooking process remains the same. Garnish your stew with coriander and serve along with rice, bread, or potatoes.

Recipe for Kamounia

10. Moukhbaza

Sweet and spicy, Moukhbaza is a cuisine prepared from bananas, chili peppers, and lime juice. Mashed bananas are mixed with chili peppers and inserted into vertically sliced banana peppers. This is usually served with Sudanese Kirsa bread.

Recipe for Moukhbaza


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