Doughnuts African Style/ Kenyan Dough nuts/ Coconut Doughnuts - Mahamri

These are different from the word go....they are not round and do not have any piece missing from their bodies...what they do have in abundance is flavor. 

This is made of wholewheat flour, the goodness of coconut and are yet bread like. they crisp on the outside, soft in the middle and have crunchy bites of coconut. The cardamom and coconut makes it aromatic and flavorful. 

So as part of our journey through the cuisines we are taking a short stop for a sweet can find the original source of this recipe here...

3 cups Whole wheat flour
8 tbsp demerara sugar
1 cup coconut milk
1 tspn cardamom powder
1 tspn ghee
1 tspn instant dry active yeast
a pinch of salt
Oil for deep frying

1) In a large basin, mix the flour with cardamom powder, ghee, salt and sugar.
2) Add the yeast and coconut milk and knead to make a semi stiff dough.
3) Cover and set aside for an hour or until it doubles
4) Heat the oil in a pan to medium hot temperature
5) Pinch small balls of lemon size.
6) Roll it out to a flat puri, cut it into 4 quarters and set them apart until you finish with the rest of the dough
7) Start frying the doughnuts a few at a time until golden brown in color
8) Drain and store in an air tight box after it cools down.


Suma Gandlur said…
Lovely and tempting donuts. I had bookmarked it when we did the global cuisine marathon but had to stop myself from getting into sugar coma as I had cooked many desserts that time.:))
Unknown said…
This was in my list when we were doing international Mega BM. but missed. now you are tempting me to try...
Kalyani said…
Awesome !! I liked the intro text and the addition of coconut too :) bookmarking to try !
Srivalli said…
Fantastic one Pradnya, surely bookmarking this...I never expected the shape to be like too..:)
Priya Suresh said…
This Kenyan doughnuts are in my to do list since a long, now you are tempting me again, they came out extremely prefect Pradnya.
Gayathri Kumar said…
These doughnuts look super crispy. Love to grab some off screen...
Usha said…
I recognize those napkins you have been using in your pictures for this BM. I only used a few and your pictures are tempting me to pull out the stack again.

These African doughnuts are different in shape but sound very flavorful.
Padmajha said…
Interesting recipe Pradnya. Must have tasted amazing with coconut and cardamom..
There is something like this similar to this in Our Indian cuisine as well right. It is a bot crunchy and mildly sweet. I love these and they make for such a great snack. Bookmarking this :)
Those doughnuts look delicious with healthy ingredients.. I can munch on some right now:)
Pavani said…
Wow, these doughnuts are nothing like the real ones -- but they have so much more flavor than the real ones :-) Coconut milk must have made them taste amazing.
Srividhya said…
Interesting recipe.. Its fascinating that how same ingredients when combined in different proportions and in a different way yields different result. Great share
Such an interesting version of doughnuts.With whole wheat and coconut milk they must have tasted awesome.
This is a version which is similar to our Sindhi chothas...strange how the cuisines differ and yet are so similar.
veena said…
Liked tis version. Am bookmarking this. Looks lovely

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