Suqaar (Sauteed Meat)

Somali suqaar is quick fried meat – beef, chicken or lamb, that’s been very finely diced.  This is another dish that is quick and easy to make.

I usually order the diced meat from my local butcher who has become used to serving Somalis asking for suqaar meat.  In this recipe I have used lamb.

Traditionally we serve suqaar with canjeero, a kind of fermented crepe like bread, sabaayad, a flatbread or muufo, a corn bread.

Video: courtesy of SBS TV Food Safari, a popular food show in Australia which interviewed me for a series of dishes.

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Suqaar (Sauteed Meat)

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500g lamb, finely cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 tablespoons tomato puree
½ red capsicum, chopped into small pieces


1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat.
2. Add the lamb and a pinch of salt
3. Add the onion, tomato puree and capsicum. Stir fry the meat for a few minutes until cooked. Remove from heat.



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Serves: 4 - 6 people

7 Responses to “Suqaar (Sauteed Meat)”

  1. Alia

    Yum! Making this for lunch tomorrow!
    Mahadsanid Shukri 😀

  2. chuchu

    Wow I will make for my family. I told my children this recipe from my cousin.

  3. Sarah

    Can you use beef stew cubes instead for the meat instead of lamb?

  4. Chuchu

    What is capsicum


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