Combo Flatcake (Tanzania)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

From: “The Africa News Cookbook, African Cooking for Western Kitchens”.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine beef, potatoes and carrots in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt, curry powder, cinnamon and baking powder.
  3. Add dry mix to the beef mixture, along with the egg and milk. Blend thoroughly.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  5. Dump mixture into skillet in half-cup portions, as many as will fit at one time, flattening each slightly with a wooden spoon.
  6. Cook covered, for 5 minutes or until browned.
  7. Flip cakes over to brown the second side.
  8. Repeat until all the mixture is used, adding the remaining oil, a bit at a time, to prevent sticking.
Most Helpful

this was a fantastically easy dish to put together and so so yummy. A real comfort food!

MarraMamba July 25, 2009

I am so excited about this recipe! I've wanted to try African food, and these are easy and use ingredients I always have. I grated the veggies very fine on my processor and cooked them a little longe than 5 min just to make sure the potato was cooked. I am not a cinnamon fan so added a very scant 1/2 teaspoon, but the way it blends with the curry is just where you can hardly separate the two flavours. A very appetizing result. I fried them by scant 1/2 cup size 'patties' and got 13. Thanks! Will make again!

5thCourse February 24, 2009