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How To Make Mandazi (African Doughnuts)


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Mandazi is basically triangle-shaped African doughnuts and they normally go well with a cup of juice, coffee, or tea.

They differ from typical donuts because of the dash of cardamom, which gives it an authentic flavor.

source: The Happy Foodie

Here’s an easy recipe on how to make this yummy snack.

Also read: 10 Popular Nigerian Snacks


  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sugar
  • yeast
  • crushed cardamom spice
  • grated nutmeg or cinnamon
  • grated coconut or coconut flakes
  • eggs
  • melted butter
  • evaporated milk /coconut milk
  • warm water
  • Powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together (flour, sugar, yeast, baking powder, salt, sugar, cardamom spice and nutmeg)
  2. In another bowl, add all the liquid ingredients (eggs, butter and milk), mix thoroughly and add to the dry ingredients mixture.
  3. Mix until the dough comes together and knead thoroughly until it has a smooth surface (dough should not be sticky).
  4. Return dough to the bowl; cover and keep in a warm place for about an hour to rise.
  5. Roll out the dough into a ball and cut it out into tiny triangle pieces.
  6. Heat vegetable oil and fry the dough until it’s golden brown.
  7. Serve your mandazi with any beverage of your choice.


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