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Kaimati/ Sweet Dumplings recipe

Kaimati/ Sweet Dumplings

by Oven & Grill (@ksoulf00d)
Prep Time
3hr
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
3hr 20min

Indulge in the delight of sweet dumplings gracing our tables. This cherished recipe was shared with our family by a dear friend of Mum's visiting from the Kenyan coastal region, a tradition with roots tracing back to its introduction to Kenya by the Arabs.

Ingredients

5 Servings
(1 serving = 4 pcs)
  • 3cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 4tbsp
    brown sugar-normal white sugar works well too.
  • 1tbsp
    yeast
  • 1/2tsp
    cardamom powder
  • 1/8tsp
    salt
  • 1/2cup
    warm milk
  • 1/2cup
    warm water
  • 3L
    oil for deep frying
  • 1
    organic egg( from our backyard farm)
  • 1tbsp
    sesame seeds( for garnishing) but this is optional.

How to make Kaimati/ Sweet Dumplings

  1. Mix al the dry ingredients

    Step 1.1: Mix al the dry ingredients
  2. Add in the egg and whisk

    Step 1.1: Add in the egg and whisk
  3. Add milk, as you continue whisking, and gradually start adding water, your batter consistency should be a little bit thicker than that of pancakes

    Step 1.1: Add milk, as you continue whisking, and gradually start adding water, your batter consistency should be a little bit thicker than that of pancakes
  4. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let it set for 2-3 hours.Till it doubles up in size.

  5. Once ready preheat your oil to 200 degrees Celsius. Dumping your fingers in water, drop the batter into the oil.

    Step 1.1: Once ready preheat your oil to 200 degrees Celsius
  6. Let them fry to a deep golden brown color, remove them from the oil, and sprinkle the sesame seeds on it while still hot, alternatively, you could spread some pancake syrup on them and sprinkle the sesame seeds.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Using the fingertips to drop the batter in the oil gives it a perfect round shape. But you can also use a tablespoon.

  2. Constantly dumping your finger in the cold water or oil stops the batter from sticking to your hands as you drop them in oil.

  3. If using normal white sugar, the time you need to activate the yeast could be less than 3 hrs.

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Oven & Grill

(@ksoulf00d)

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