How to make lemon mandazi


2 cups Self Raising flour (All purpose flour)

1/2 tsp baking powder if using All Purpose Flour

3 tablespoon Margarine/ Butter

4 tablespoon Sugar

Pinch of Salt

2 Eggs

1 glass of Milk

1/2 a cup Lemon Zest (Grate 2-3 lemons)

1½ tablespoon Cinnamon

1½ cups of oil for deep frying



  • Sift flour into a bowl.
  • Rub in the margarine or butter into the flour
  • Add Sugar
  • Add Cinnamon
  • Add Lemon zest
  • Mix the eggs and milk together and pour into the mixture to make a dough.
    Knead the dough until firm but soft.
  • Let the dough rest for 30 minutes for soft mandazis.
  • Roll out the dough and cut into suitable shapes. You can also use a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass.
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the mandazi until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle sugar or icing sugar to garnish.
  • Serve with preferred beverage