We’ve all been put into this uncomfortable position of trying to describe to our non-Sudanese friends what exactly is… shamaar.
“Its this… green, grainy, spice… that looks like dry grass thats been chopped up. But if someone asks you ‘Al Shamar shino’ they are not asking ‘What IS the Shamar’ but whats the gossip.”
From foul, to jarjeer, to molikhiya, we’ve all looked helplessly & described inadequately the greatness of these classic Sudanese ingredients.
So out of the goodness of my awesome heart, I provide you with this comprehensive list of the names of Sudanese cuisine ingredients.
Go on, impress mama, al khalat, habooba, al chix, your friends, your boss, the world.