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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 68.1
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.1 mg
  • Sodium: 86.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Submitted by: ANGELDOE


Was introduced by my Kenyan friends. Traditional East African food that is typically served for breakfast or dessert and is supposedly great with chai tea. Was introduced by my Kenyan friends. Traditional East African food that is typically served for breakfast or dessert and is supposedly great with chai tea.
Number of Servings: 24


    2 cups All-purpose Flour
    1-½ teaspoon Baking Soda
    ½ teaspoons Cinnamon (All-Spice)
    1-½ teaspoon Butter
    ½ cups Sugar
    1 whole Egg Beaten
    ½ cups Milk
    ½ cups (or So) Vegetable Oil, For Frying

    •2¼ tsp dry yeast
    •½ cup warm water
    •1 tsp sugar
    •1 tsp ground Cardamon
    •3 cups all purpose flour
    •2-4 tbsp extra sugar
    •¾ cups coconut milk
    •1 tbsp oil (optional)
    •oil for deep frying

    1.Dissolve 1 tsp sugar in ½ cup warm water. Then, dissolve yeast in the same mixture. Cover with a plastic wrap until the yeast rises.
    2.Add into mixture the remaining sugar, oil, cardamon and ½ cup of coconut milk.
    3.In a bowl, mix flour into yeast mixture. If the dough is too hard to handle, add the remaining coconut milk, about a tbsp at a time.
    4.If it is too soft, add flour a little bit at a time.
    5.On a flat floured surface, continue to knead the dough for 10 minutes until it becomes elastic. Move the dough to a clean lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean cloth and let it rise.
    6.Once it has doudled in size, knead the dough for an additional 2 minutes.
    7.With a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/2 cm thin. Use a round cookie cutter or a similar utensil to cut the dough into regular shapes.
    8.Deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.


* Sprinkle some powdered sugar over the hot mandazi.
* Put some white sugar into a bag, add a couple mandazi, and shake the bag to cover the mandazi with sugar.
* Add about a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, ginger, all-spice, or cardamom to the dough or a combination of these spices to total a 1/2 teaspoon.
* Use a circular donut cutter to make mandazi in the shape of traditional donuts.
* Substitute pineapple, orange, or lemon juice for the milk.
* Add some shredded coconut to the dough.
* Add ground peanuts or ground almonds to the dough.
* You may substitute 1 teaspoon dry yeast for the 2 teaspoons baking powder. You will want to allow the mandazi to rise before cutting shapes and frying.

Healthy Substitutions and Variations:
* Use 1/2 white flour and 1/2 wheat flour to make a healthier mandazi.
* Try baking these in the oven at 350 degrees to reduce the amount of fat.
* Substitute the white sugar with Splenda.
* Substitute some plain yogurt for the egg.
* Mash 1/2 an over-ripe banana and add to dough. You may want to reduce the amount of milk.


* Ingredients should be room temperature.
In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Cut in butter, then add sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix together the egg and milk, then add it to the dry mixture.

Heat up about 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil in a sauce pan or skillet.
Mix all the ingredients together, adding more flour if necessary. The dough should be soft, but not sticky.
Roll it out to about 1/4" and cut it into small circles or triangles and put it into the hot oil. Flip halfway through and fry until deep golden brown and they look/ feel cooked through. Transfer them to a paper-towel-covered plate to drain the excess oil and sprinkle with sugar while they are still hot.

Serving Size: depending on size - makes about 24

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANGELDOE.

TAGS:  Snacks | Other | Other Snacks |

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