Fried bread snack

Dabo Kolo

Preparation info
  • Makes

    500–750 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About

The direct translation for this would be fried bread. I am not sure how it was developed, but this was a snack that was made for going away parties, with kilograms of it being prepared to take overseas with whoever was migrating.


  • 2 cups (300 g) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ cup (60


Equally divide the flour, sugar, salt and cup (85 ml) of water between two bowls and mix well.

To one of the bowls, add the red food colouring and to the other, the yellow. Gradually mix in more