Tanzanian Buns - Mahamri (Mandazi Style 2) Made with Yeast

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp. margarine, melted

3 cups white flour
2 tsp. yeast

1/2 to 1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt

  • Bring all ingredients to room temperature before mixing them together.   
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and kneel it until you form a dough.
  • Add more water or flour if necessary but you need to have a dough like a bread dough texture. Soft but not too sticky. 
  • Cover the bowl and keep it in a warm place until double the size.
    Roll the dough on a lightly floured board until it is about 1/4 inch think. 
  • Cut into the shape you like and fry in hot oil. 
  • Fry until both sides are golden brown. 
  • Remove Mandazi from oil and drain on paper towels 


judith said...

hi I really enjoy cooking but I would like u to list out food which my 2yr old gal can enjoy too bearing the many spices that we use

Pauline aka Swahili Mom said...

If you cook you can create your own recipes...Just because an ingredient is included in the recipe you must use it..You can omit an ingredient all together or easily find a substitute or add other ingredients to make whatever you cook more healthy and appropriate for your daughter.

My book KIDS IN THE SWAHILI MOM KITCHEN inspired by my daughter is soon coming out..This will help you so much to see how I have changed so many recipes and made it funny for my daughter who is a very picky eater to enjoy many foods...