Saturday, 19 July 2014

Posted by ANP JOEL on 22:21 5 comments

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Kaimati/sweet dumplings are delicacies famous at the coastal part of Kenya and parts of East Africa. They are starter snacks before a meal or can be enjoyed with a cup of tea in the morning or evening. They are a must have dessert during Ramadhan!
Here is my super easy recipe for preparing some finger-licking Kaimati;

2 cups flour
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup yogurt
1 tbsp yeast mixed with a pinch of sugar
1 tbsp.ghee or butter
Oil for frying

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
A pinch of vanilla sugar or cardamon powder
lemon rinds

Mix the syrup ingredients and boil until it becomes sticky. Let it cool

Mix the floor with all the ingredients above except the water and beat thoroughly with your hand. Next start with a little water and continue beating and add water if required until the mixture is thick enough for you to be able to pick without it flowing down between your fingers. Not runny and yet not too thick.
Let it rest for about an hour.

Heat oil till it crackles. Pick small portions of the batter shaping into a ball and drop in the hot oil few at a time. Fry until golden brown.
The dumplings should be completely covered in oil during frying

From heat place directly into the cooled sugar syrup flipping until the kaimati is completely covered.

Enjoy with tea, Bon Apetite.
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