Easy Mandazi Recipe

written by Yummy Team 13th July 2019

There are a number of mandazi recipes out there but we figured that simple is better. This recipe doesn’t use any yeast which cuts down the total time to 35 minutes instead of 2 hours! You can make these for breakfast and stuff them with all your favourite fillings.

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 -1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup canned milk (whole/coconut/almond/oat)
1 large egg
Vegetable oil

Optional ingredients
2-3 tablespoons grated coconut or coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg or cinnamon
Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar for dusting (optional)


  1. In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients including the spices if you choose to add them.
  2. Add all the liquid ingredients, eggs, butter and milk and mix until it comes together to form a smooth dough. If it is too sticky add a little bit of flour (try not to add too much). If too hard add a little bit of water.
  3. Roll out dough to 1 inch thick. Cut into triangles (or desired shape).
    Add the vegetable oil to a deep pan or sufuria, until it is at least 3 inches high.
  4. Fry at medium heat until golden brown about 3-5 minutes depending on size. Remove and drain on paper towels or a cooling rack. Serve warm.

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