Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Malawah is a food known to many Somali families. Most families cook it regularly during Ramadan and consider it an important part of iftar. It is sometimes compared to the French crêpe, or a buttermilk pancake. Whatever you want to call it, it's delicious!


- 3 cups of flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar (depending on preference)
- 2 eggs
- salt
- 2 cups of milk (or water, I prefer milk)
- butter

* Mix the flour, eggs, sugar, salt, and milk in a bowl using an electric hand mixer.
*When the mix is free of clumps, the malawah is ready to be made.
*Pour 1/4 cup of the batter on a hot pan (medium-heat) and spread using a ladle in a circular motion.
*When the bottom turns golden brown, spread 1 teaspoon of butter on the top of the malawah.
*Flip it over.
*When the top is golden brown, the malawah is ready to be eaten!



  1. I can't wait to try this...although it won't be the same as eating yours. :(

  2. Not true MO I am sure it will be the same if not better. I spoke to Marwah and we talked about our old days when we use to eat each others food and danced around the house :(