Mandasi Magic: Crafting a Malawian Doughnut Recipe

Dish recipes: Mandasi
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Embark on a flavorful journey to Malawi with our Mandasi recipe. These mouthwatering Malawian doughnuts, enriched with coconut and a hint of spice, promise to elevate your taste buds and provide a delicious glimpse into the heart of Malawian culinary traditions.


2 cups all-purpose flour (lb: 0.88, kg: 0.4)

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

A pinch of salt

1 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vegetable oil for frying


In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add coconut milk and vanilla extract to form a smooth, thick batter. Heat vegetable oil in a pan for frying. Spoon the batter into the hot oil, forming round Mandasi. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove Mandasi and drain excess oil on a paper towel.


Serve Mandasi warm, dusted with powdered sugar if desired. These delightful doughnuts are perfect for breakfast or as a sweet treat to accompany your favorite beverage.

Mandasi is not just a treat it's a taste of Malawian warmth and hospitality a culinary experience that embodies the richness of Malawi's cultural tapestry.