Food in Kenya – Mandazi

Not only in Kenya, but also in Tanzania! 🙂

Traditional Cuisine Around The World

Mandazi  (also spelled as Ruwaid or Fahad, called mahamri when made with coconut milk)are a form of fried bread  that originated in Eastern Africa in the Swahili coastal areas of Kenya and Tanzania. It is still popular in the region, as it is convenient to make, can be eaten with almost any food or dips or just as a snack by itself, and can be saved and reheated for later consumption.

Mandazi are similar to doughnuts  having a little bit of a sweet taste which can be differentiated with the addition of different ingredients. However; they are typically less sweet than the usual style of doughnuts  and are served without any glazing or frosting, They are frequently made triangular in shape (similar to samosas), but are also commonly shaped as circles or ovals. When cooked, they have a “fluffy” feeling and texture to them.

Mandazi are made by briefly…

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