Banana mandazi


Serves: 2-4

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 5 min


1 egg
2 ripe bananas, coarsely chopped
750ml Milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
500ml self-raising flour
1 tsp Baking powder
3 tbsp caster sugar
1/4 tsp ground allspice
vegetable oil for deep-frying
basil leaves
icing sugar


1. Place the egg, bananas, milk, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder and sugar in a blender or food processor. Whiz to make a smooth batter with a creamy, pourable consistency (if it is too thick add a little extra milk). Set aside for 10 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fat fryer and carefully fry spoonfuls of the mixture for 3-4 minutes until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towel.

3. Serve with grilled pineapple, chilli syrup and deep fried basil leaves.

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