This weekend, give Sudanese food a go

This weekend, give Sudanese food a go

Dubai - You won't find many Sudanese restaurants in Dubai but if you do wish to explore their cuisine, you can try preparing simple dishes like sweetened semolina or meat-based stews at home.



By Staff Report

Published: Sat 26 Nov 2016, 6:07 AM

Last updated: Sat 26 Nov 2016, 12:48 PM

A melting pot of flavours, aromas and influences
Milrina Martis, KT Intern
Travel a few miles within Sudan and you'd be eating something totally different - wheat in North, fish in South, banana-based dishes in the East, and dairy products in the West. Turkish, Indian, Egyptian, Yemeni, and Ethiopian influences add diversity to the Sudanese cuisine.
Porridge being their staple food, it's not uncommon to eat porridge for meals other than breakfast. Wheat, sorghum and corn varieties are the most popular porridge preparations. Stews and various porridge types are often paired up to form full meals. Peanuts, another key ingredient is often added to hot dishes for texture and flavour. It is also ground and served as a sauce/dip alongside other dishes. Red pepper, sesame seeds, and garlic enjoy prominent space in Sudanese cooking too.
Even though Sudanese cuisine has changed over time, most of their dishes remain simple. Tea sessions still feature in their daily routines.
You won't find many Sudanese restaurants in Dubai but if you do wish to explore their cuisine, you can try preparing simple dishes like sweetened semolina or meat-based stews at home. For the bold-hearted, there is Miris - a stew made from sheep's fat, onions, and dried okra.
milrina@khaleejtimes.com
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