Gorraasa is a soft, doughy bread that tastes like a really thick tortilla and is popular in Sudan. The texture is a little more spongy, and the slight elasticity is both addictive and useful for picking up food.

The people of sudan use Gorraasa by placing a round under stewed meats or other entrees, then tearing off bits of bread to pick up the food rather than using utensils.

Gorassa is a bread that will enhance the flavor of your food. Sudanese bread is another name for this flatbread. It is one of Sudan’s two national breads. If you can make this bread, you are truly gifted.


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Servings 4


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • water as needed (2 1/2-3)
  • salt to taste
  • unroasted sesame oil - OR -
  • vegetable oil for cooking


  • First, whisk the flour, baking powder, water, and salt together into a large bowl. Be sure to use plenty of salt, to ensure a decent flavor.
  • You’re looking for a thick pancake-like batter. If you make it too thin, the bubbles won’t form properly. To fix this, simply stir in a little extra flour.
  • When you’re ready to cook, brush a nonstick skillet with oil, then lade on the batter, spreading it out into a wide circle with the back of the ladle. Let cook over medium heat until the top dries out completely, about 4-5 minutes.
  • You may need to play with the heat to get this right. The key is to not overcook the bottom while the top finishes cooking. To move things along more quickly, you could always cover the pan with a piece of foil or a loose lid.
  • Keep warm under a towel and serve with a smile.


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