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Galey iyo Qumbo (Somali Corn in Coconut Sauce)

A recipe for Galey iyo Qumbo (Somali Corn in Coconut Sauce)! Pieces of corn on the cob are simmered in a spiced coconut sauce for a quick and delicious summer side.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Somali
Keyword coconut, corn, Somali, Somalia, summer, turmeric
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6 Servings


  • 1 cup (237 ml) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (237 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) pureed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 4 corn on the cob each cut into 3 equal pieces
  • Cilantro for garnish optional


  • In a large saucepan, whisk together the coconut milk, water, tomato, and turmeric. Add the onions, season with salt, then add the corn.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally to coat the corn, until the corn is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately topped with cilantro if desired.