How to Make Mandazi: A Kenyan Recipe

Mandazi is one of the popular African dishes that you will find in the regions of East Africa. It is a dish that can be served for breakfast or as a snack.

Ingredients For Mandazi:

  • 4 cups of self-raising wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs

✦ The Procedure To Cook Mandazi

  • Mix the flour, salt, sugar and black pepper in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg into the milk
  • Add the milk and egg mixture and mix it to form a dough
  • Then add the margarine or butter and mix it well. 
  • Knead the dough to a smooth consistency
  • Cover the dough and let it stand for about thirty minutes
  • Then divide the dough into four portions
  • On a rolling board or flat surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough, then cut  into your desired shapes

✦ How to Fry Mandazi

  • Add oil to a deep frying pan and heat it
  • Gently deep fry the pieces until they are golden brown on all sides
  • Once completely fried, remove the pieces and place them on a paper towel to drain

✦ Some Tips

  • Use the self-raising flour instead of adding baking powder
  • Leave the dough overnight if possible
  • Put the pieces in the hot oil carefully
  • Cautiously turn the pieces several times
  • Do not deep fry too many pieces together
  • Try to drain most of the oil from mandazis
  • Let them cool down

Last but not least, serve and enjoy.