Home to the myriad of Pan-Sudanese foodways

Welcome to The
Sudanese Kitchen

Hello, I’m Omer, a first-generation Sudanese based in the UK. I’ve been compiling Sudanese recipes, facts, and stories to support a broader cultural understanding of our all too often misjudged homeland.

The Cookbook

The Cookbook

The Sudanese Kitchen is a cookbook project that brings together the country’s diverse foodways for the world to appreciate.
Soon you’ll be able to purchase our long-awaited cookbook, we’re nearly there and can’t wait to share it with you all.

Showcasing a cuisine shaped by centuries of nomadic tribes spanning Northern and Western Africa as well as the Middle East, The Sudanese Kitchen profiles the fascinating culture and history behind Sudan’s dishes.

Featured Recipes

Dried hibiscus flowers infused in water and sweetened into the classic Sudanese beverage.

Fried aubergine slices soaked in garlic yoghurt seasoned with lime, cumin and garnished with thyme and olive oil.

Tangy and sweet baobab soaked in water.

Fava beans cooked in onions and tomatoes with garlic, cumin, and lime, topped with feta cheese and sesame oil.

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Deep-fried chickpea falafel with garlic, spices, and dill.

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Lamb stock and spices in plenty of water.

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Finely chopped Jute leaves in a spiced lamb stock with garlic seasoning makes this staple of Sudanese cuisine.

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Ground beef evenly spread in a richly spiced tomato sauce.

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Thick pancake bread unqiue to the Sudan.

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A dumpling with a jelly-like consistency eaten with mullah stews such as Tagalia stew.

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Round bread made with large dough proportion cooked in a traditional oven.

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Mixed vegetables with tender lamb in a spiced lamb stock.

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Red lentil soup flavoured with garlic, lime and cumin into a Sudanese classic.

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Peanut, chilli and limes give a tangy kick to this dipping sauce.

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Fried aubergine slices soaked in garlic yoghurt seasoned with lime, cumin and garnished with thyme and olive oil.

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Sesame seed paste combined with garlic, lime and cumin to complement lamb and fish dishes.

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Buttery biscuits with sesame seeds covered in icing sugar.

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Tangy and sweet baobab soaked in water.

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Dried hibiscus flowers infused in water and sweetened into the classic Sudanese beverage.

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History

Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia are collectively recognised as the birthplace of African civilisation. Evidence of the Nile Valley civilisation in Sudan dates back 70,000 years.

Culture

Sudanese Special occasions occur frequently and are commonly associated with the preparation of specific foods.

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