• Allen Nsereko

Making the best mandazi


  • 3 cups Kaswa flour(375 g), plus more for dusting

  • ½ cup sugar(100 g)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom(optional)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 400ml milk or 1 can

  • oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cardamom, and salt. Make a well in the center, then use a rubber spatula to mix in the egg and milk until the dough comes together.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Dive the dough into 4 portions. Roll out 1 portion of dough into a circle about ¼-inch (6 ml) thick. Cut into 8 triangles. Repeat with the remaining dough portions.

  3. Heat the oil in a large pot until it reaches 350˚F (180˚C).

  4. Working in batches, fry the mandazi for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve as breakfast or a snack with chai.

  5. Enjoy!


2,816 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All