Lemon Zest(Flavored) Mandazi Recipe

Lemon Zest(Flavored) Mandazi
Lemons are a great natural remedy for a variety of ailments and help out many bodily functions. They are often used on dishes and salads to provide flavor and zest. Warm lemon water is gaining a lot of popularity and for good reasons.

Lemons are often used in detox diets because of their ability to aid in digestion, clean the system, and flush out unwanted toxins from the body. Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which absorbs water and flushes it out of your system, which helps you lose weight.

Lemon Flavored Mandazi Recipe

There is nothing quite as delicious as a lemon zest warm mandazi! Feel free to hence add your own twist, like I did here on my recipe. Serve with tea, coffee, milk or any other drink that sits well with you.


➥2 cups Self Raising flour/ All purpose flour
➥½ tsp baking powder if using All Purpose Flour
➥3 tbsp Margarine/ Butter
➥4 tbsp Sugar
➥Pinch of Salt
➥2 Eggs
➥1 Milk
➥½ a cup Lemon Zest (Grate 2-3 lemons)
➥1½ tbsp 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 tea or juice.

Recipe Tips

1. Set up the perfect workspace by gathering clean tools, bowls, and utensils. And make sure to keep a trashcan within arm’s reach.

2. Get comfortable! Wear comfy clothes and an apron when you work in the kitchen and you won’t have to worry about getting dirty.
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