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How To Make Mandazi at Home

Mandazi is a type of East African doughnut that is often served as a snack or breakfast food. Here is a recipe for making mandazi at home:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, semolina flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and melted butter or oil.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for a few minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  5. Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a golf ball. Flatten each ball slightly with your hand.
  6. Heat a large pot or deep fryer with oil over medium heat. The oil should be about 350°F (180°C).
  7. Carefully place the mandazi into the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
  8. Remove the mandazi from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  9. Serve the mandazi warm, with a sprinkle of sugar on top if desired. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe for mandazi! Let me know if you have any questions or need further assistance.

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