SWAHILI COOKING CLASS – PART TWO

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Hey foodies , so today y’all are going to read about chakula cha mkono that I had an opportunity  to learn  when I was in Lamu. It is easy to make and I would suggest you try it at home as the ingredients are common in our households.

 

CHAKULA CHA MKONO

Ingredients

½ kg Wheat flour                                                   ½ table spoon cardamom

½ kg Sugar                                                              1 ½ table spoon cooking fat

One egg

Method

Using a bowl mix flour and water first, then add the egg. Knead it until soft then add a bit of oil, while still kneading and  fold it. Divide it into small portions.

Take one portion and roll it until it forms thin strips. Do the same procedure for every single portion. Combine the strips to make a shape or pattern that fits your desire. Be creative and try different designs. Ummu our teacher had made three  designs prior to our arrival.  Check out the one I posted at the beginning and the end of the post.

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Fry the dough and ensure it cooks on both sides. When ready set it aside to cool.

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Grind the cardamom using a pestle and mortar.

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Using a pan add water sugar and the ground cardamom. Ensure you stir continuously  until a thick syrup forms. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

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Add in the fried dough to the syrup. Using a spoon turn it both sides and ensure it is covered  with the syrup.

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Voila this is how it should turn out. Check out the different designs that were made by our cooking class teacher.

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I hope you enjoyed the post, be sure to follow, like and share this post.

Merci Beaucoup

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