Mandazi Recipe Kenya


If you’re looking for a mandazi recipe Kenya, then I’m here to give you a full recipe on how to make mandazi at home or even for business.

Mandazi is a form of fried bread that originated on the Swahili Coast which is mostly taken for breakfast or alone as a snack. In the Swahili Coast, they are mostly known as mahamri where they use coconut oil in making them.

Mandazis are almost similar to doughnuts only that they have a sweeter taste than doughnuts. They are mostly made in different shapes; triangles, circles or even ovals.

Mandazis are made simply by frying dough in cooking oil until it turns golden brown. Now let’s go step by step on a mandazi recipe Kenya.

How to make mandazi at home | Mandazi Kenya recipe

What you need:

  • 3 cups of white flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • One teaspoon yeast | Two teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk (optional)
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cooking oil
  • Pinch of spice (optional)


  1. All your ingredients should be room temperature.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder (if not using yeast), sugar, and spice then add yeast.
  3. Mix the water, butter, milk, and the egg together then gradually add the mixture to the flour while kneading into the dough until it becomes sleek and stretchy.
  4. If using yeast, place dough in a clean bowl, cover with a cloth, and allow to rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  5. If using baking powder, let the dough rest for several minutes.
  6. After the dough is ready divide it into several pieces.
  7. Make balls from small pieces of dough you’ve made. (you can cut the dough into the shape you want, say triangle, oval or circle)
  8. Heat a few cups of vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a pot or a deep skillet.
  9. Fry the dough in the hot oil, turning a few times until they are golden brown all over. Fry only as many together as can float in the oil without touching one another.
  10. Place on paper towels to drain. Serve warm.

Yeah, that’s how easy you can make mandazis, a mandazi recipe Kenya. Don’t keep yourself from trying out this recipe and making delicious mandazis.


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