Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

This recipe was posted by request-I've never tried it but it looks good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together dry ingredients except sugar.
  2. Cut in butter and add sugar.
  3. Beat together egg, milk and water and add to dry mixture.
  4. Knead dough to soft.
  5. roll out and cut into any shape that lights your candle.
  6. Deep fry in oil until golden brown on all sides.
  7. Drain and serve warm.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe! I, too, added a pinch of salt. I also added a hint of Cinnamon on top of the Allspice. It turned out great! Next time I will make a bigger batch.

Pee Jay March 27, 2012

My husband has been complaining that he hasn't had Mandazi in 16 years, since he first came to the United States. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. His boyish giggles as I brought him the first batch, and his nodding as he took his first warm bites told me all I needed to know. This, my friends is authentic Kenyan Mandazi...Keyan tested, and Kenyan approved!

pattiw5 February 27, 2011

I love Mandazis, especially the Mahamri variety but I've never had luck with them as I tend to be a serial blunderer when it comes to cooking Kenyan foods. Ironic that I could whip up a delicious Malaysian Nasi Goreng or an Indian Ladoo pastry but I suck when it comes to my own country's cuisine. Haha. I'll try this particular one next week as the Ramadhan has already started. All please keep your fingers crossed for me and hope that I don't burn down my college hostel.

Farah86 October 05, 2005