East African Sisters Basbaas Cagaar


The Sisters are currently working hard on their catering business – but get in touch if you’d like to order a specialty batch. 

Say hello to your new staple – Basbaas!

From their family table to yours, this chili sauce blends grandma’s traditional Somali recipe with an Ethiopian twist – just like the Sisters.

They hand-make their Basbaas in small batches in Melbourne meaning that every jar not only delivers the spicy, garlic and coriander kick you didn’t know you’d been missing but helps them share their bond and culture with you.

You can support this new, migrant women-owned business by following their Facebook and Instagram and getting in touch for any of your silly season catering needs!

Please note this is a fresh chilli sauce, so it will need to be refrigerated and has a one month shelf life from production. Every jar is made in batches to order so you’ll have as long with your Basbaas as possible. 


Size: 370g jar

Ingredients: Fresh green chilli, tomato, tamarind, green capsicum, dates, garlic, coriander, lemon pepper, salt.


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Seetihiin! We’re Fahan & Safiya, two friends of 15 years sharing our authentic Somali & Ethiopian food, culture and community with our new home, Melbourne. We’ve always dreamt of cooking our authentic East African food for the community – and now the time has come! Fill your table with the dishes that remind us of our friends, family and cultural root and our cult-status Basbaas chilli sauce.

The East African Sisters are graduates of the Melbourne Food Hub x Sustain’s Food Business Boost program – training migrant women living in social housing to launch their own specialty food businesses.

How to get it: 

You can add one-off products to your weekly fruit and veggie subscription, simply by purchasing the item when logged in to your account. If you don’t have a subscription, don’t sweat it – we’d love you to try these damn-fine sauces too.

Find out all the details about our store and collection here.

Additional information

Collection Location

Melbourne Food Hub, Footscray, Ice Cream Social Thornbury, Lentil as Anything Thornbury, Moon Rabbit Cafe Preston, Northcote, Brunswick West, Home Delivery, Reservoir, Bar Romantica Brunswick East, Ladro Fitzroy