Kaimatis are an indulgent Kenyan Coast specialty where by, gooey dough balls are coated with sensational syrup. In addition to tasting heavenly, they are also extremely easy to make. As a way to survive this January season Kamaitas and Mandazis are a preferred choice to Bread. Simply because in one cook, you can prepare a lot of Kaimatis or Mandazis to last you a whole week. The cost effectiveness is immense as it also cuts down the budget of margarine and zest for those who can’t do plain slices of bread.


  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. ½ cup natural plain yoghurt
  3. ½ cup water
  4. 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Ingredients for the Syrup

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 tablespoons ground cardamom
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  5. Grated lemon rids (optional)


In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix very well till the batter becomes sticky. Cover and set aside for 1-2 hours to puff up

In the meantime, prepare the syrup by;Adding sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and add lemon juice and cardamom then simmer till it’s sticky. The syrup should coat a spoon when ready.Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely

In a Karai, heat 2 cups of vegetable oil and using a spoon, drop dumplings in the hot oil and fry till golden brown

Finally Drop in the ready dumplings in the syrup and coat them for one minute (the longer you leave them the more syrup they’ll absolve hence becoming very sweet)