Bocor katiitow is used during the month of Ramadan when breaking fast. This dish is very popular in the Southern Somalia (Banadir and the Shabelle Regions) Bocor Katiitow should be served cold.
3 medium size long green squash
1 ½ cups sugar
Salt to taste
1 stick unsalted butter
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
1 cinnamon stick
Peel the squash and cut into 4 pieces.Clean and remove the seeds, and cut into ½ -inch cubes or spaghetti strips.Wash and put them in a heavy saucepan with the sugar, salt (if desired) cinnamon stick, cardamom and the butter, and cook on a medium to high heat for about 20-30 minutes. Do not cover.If more than one cup of liquid remains in the pan, continue to cook on a high heat until the extra liquid evaporates.