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.
Suqaar (Sauteed Meat)
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.