my mandazi recipe

Hey Guys,

Today I woke up with my day all planned out by going for grocery shopping then back home to relax. Usually, my son has a habit of deciding what kind of snacks he would like to have while in the store by picking up anything and saying “I want this”, but today I used my trick by saying that we had his snacks at home which was a lie. By the time we got back home and he remembered he hadn’t seen his snacks, I destructed him with mandazis which I used to eat when I was small and really loved them and still do. This is my mandazi recipe

What are mandazis?

Mandazis are bite sized  dough formed snacks in Africa normally made to have with either tea, as a snack or for breakfast. In Mombasa, they make mahamri  instead which is made using yeast  and coconut milk and eat them with mbaazi which are pigeon peas made in a tasty coconut sauce.This is my mandazi recipe, you can add any spices you want while making them.For the recipe, you will need;

my mandazi recipe

Makes 60 mandazis

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or 600 grams
  • 150 mls of  luke warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • A teaspoon of all spice
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

my mandazi recipe


  • In a bowl, mix all your dry ingredients together and then in a separate bowl, take your milk and crack the egg in it and mix them together.
  • Pour the milk and egg mixture into your dry ingredients and mix it to form a dough ball. Once you have done that, cover it with a cloth or foil to rest for ten to fifteen mandazi recipe
  • After your time is up, take your ball of dough and divide it into two. Take one part onto a floured surface with a rolling pin and roll it into a big round circle or in my case sort of mandazi recipe
  • With a pairing knife, cut into into vertical strips just like in my chapati recipe here, then take one vertical strip and cut it again into bite sized mandazi recipe
  • In a pan, pour in you vegetable oil and heat it up until it is very hot enough for a small piece of dough to start mandazi recipe
  • Gently drop your pieces one by one and make sure not to overcrowd the pan i did three or four at a time depending on the size of your mandazi recipe
  • Once they have browned on one side, turn them and keep an eye on them because they start cooking very mandazi recipe
  • They will rise up and swell a bit and some might burst but it’s ok they will just taste even mandazi recipe
  • Once both sides have browned evenly, remove them an drain on a paper towel and continue with the mandazi recipe
  • Once you are finished with all two batches, you can either decide to shake them in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon or just  sprinkle them with normal icing sugar or just eat them the way they are.
  • Serve and mandazi recipe

Did you get to try my mandazi recipe?

Hope you enjoyed them and if you have any questions or would like to tell me how you liked them, please do share in the comments below or let’s catch up on Pinterest.

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  1. They look absolutely delicious. Even though I’m avoiding fried food now, they remind me of a favorite snack from my childhood. 🙂

    1. I know the dreaded fried foods, I usually make this once in a while because they are super addictive and may affect THE waistline lol but once in a while I like to make them and just enjoy. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. I think the whole family, including my kiddies, would love these! Will have to try these out! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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