Kenyan Maandazi Recipe

Kenyan Maandazi Recipe

How To Make Kenyan Maandazi

This Swahili treat has a similar texture to the donut and is also deep-fried to get that crunchy texture. Try this Kenyan Maandazi recipe at home.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4cupsself-rising flour
  • 4tbspsugar
  • 2tbspbaking powder
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1rawegg
  • 11/2cupswarm milk
  • oilfor deep frying


  1. Whisk all the dry-ingredients together. Add butter until the mixture looks sand-like.

  2. Let the dough rest for minimum of 30 minutes

  3. Roll and cut into desired shapes, preferably triangles.

  4. Deep fry in a hot clean oil until golden brown.

  5. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 825.17kcal
  • Fat: 25.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 123.12g
  • Fiber: 3.39g
  • Sugar: 29.74g
  • Protein: 24.35g
  • Cholesterol: 88.81mg
  • Sodium: 2196.30mg
  • Calcium: 1317.58mg
  • Potassium: 614.99mg
  • Iron: 6.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 220.09µg
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