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Monday, 19 June 2017

Ramadan Recipes: Somali Anjero

Muslim Hands

Throughout Ramadan, we’ll be providing a series of recipes to help you make the most of iftar and suhur. Each recipe includes Sunnah ingredients and comes with an easy to print downloadable recipe card to help you as you go in the kitchen.

This week’s recipe is from Events and Volunteer Assistant Hanan. Hanan recommends Somali anjero. These light, crumpet-like pancakes are perfect for suhur. Drizzle with honey – a key Sunnah food – for extra health benefits.  Both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, honey helps regulate your blood sugar and boosts your energy levels. What better way to start your fasting day?

Serves: 2-3

Time: 25 minutes


4 cups of self raising flour             
3 cups of lukewarm water
2 cups of milk
Pinch of salt


Add honey or sugar


1. Mix all the ingredients together but remember to add the water and milk together slowly.
2. After mixing the batter, leave it to ferment for at least two hours.
3. Use any non-stick pan to cook the anjero at medium heat. Once the pan is hot, pour a ladleful of the batter and spread it from the centre outwards in a circular motion, repeatedly. You must do this as swiftly as possible, as the anjero cooks very quickly.
4. Cover the pan and allow the batter to dry up to create your delicious anjero.
5. Top with honey or sugar then serve.

So, download the recipe card and give it a go! Don’t forget to also let us know how you get on by sending us your pictures via social media.

Download week three's recipe!

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.