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Monday, May 10, 2010

GastronomicGallivant: South African Sweet Fritters

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Majestic Elephants with large tusks, Wild Safari and Sweet Banana Fritters are the things that mostly come to my mind when I think of Africa.What about you?These deep-fried Sweet Fritters are generally consumed during breakfast and are considered as a pancake variant. But to me the round/oblong puffy dough look like donuts minus the glaze and they very much resemble the Kenyan/Malawian Banana Mandazi and South Indian Sweet Bonda. For a change I made these fritters with Pulped Mangoes simply because I didn't have any ripe bananas.Rest assured that I shall be making this version from now on. Scroll down for the recipe-
This goes as an entry to this month's Monthly Mingle "South Africa" Hosted @Meeta's Whats for lunch Honey? 

Ingredients:
  • Self Rising Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder - a pinch
  • Egg - 1, Whisked
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp or less
  • Sweetened Mango Pulp - 1/4 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Allspice powder - a pinch
  • Oil for deep frying
Procedure:
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, allspice in a bowl.
  • Mix together the egg, milk, mango pulp, sugar in another bowl.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and mix until evenly incorporated.
  • Let the mixture rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Using a spoon or ice-cream scoop drop the batter gently into hot oil and fry them in batches.
  • Completely cook and sprinkle some confectioners sugar on top.
  • Have it with a cup of tea.
Makes 20-25 rounds/oblongs

Note:
  • All purpose flour may be used instead but with appropriate substitution-One cup self-rising flour equals:
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, plus
1/8 teaspoons salt.
Enjoy!
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48 comments:

  1. Nice clicks, somewhat similar to unda pori which we get in all tea shops in Kerala.
    It has come out so good for u.
    Addition of mango is something new. Nice recipe dear.

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  2. Lassie, they look great. I am amazed at how much South African cuisine resembles Indian.

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  3. I love anything fried so these fritters sound delicious!

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  4. I had totally thought about making these fritters! So glad you did because they look delicious.

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  5. very yummy fritters.... Now that is a unique one for us all.... Thanks for sharing the same..... I love the sugar coating on those awesome goodies.....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  6. It's time for some South Africa! These fried dounuts look awesome, would love to drizzle some vanilla sauce over...;-))

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  7. This look so much like doughnut and also look like banana bomb....a local Malay banana fritter in a shape of a bomb

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  8. Fritters looks super delicious, adding mango would have given them a beautiful taste na..

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  9. this remind me the similar fritters that my mom used to prepare for me when i was kid, but less ingredients compare to yours. After see your yummy fritters, I feel like want to make this. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. hey lovely treat to the sweet tooth...heavenly...cute presentation....

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  11. Hi dear, fritters mango pulp! Delicious recipe. Kisses

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  12. Hi I've posted the awards from you on my blog and have linked you...thanks so much for the awards , I really appreciate !

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  13. nice yummy sweet......beautiful presentation....

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  14. Heyyy Cool..nice fritter recipe dear looks soo simple to do we also do the same with banana is it in south india..

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  15. This is completely new and gorgeous...sounds like a must try one...wonderful click...

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  16. i did try this once with bananas and its so so good..mango pulp wud be a welcome change :)

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  17. Those fritters look really yummy CL! Never made a fritter using mango pulp b4...;)

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  18. this is kinda new to me..but looks delicious!

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  19. These fried donuts looks absolutely delicious....

    I love that elephant in the pic...its so cute :)

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  20. Fitters looks delicious..never made with mango pulp..must try this.

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  21. @Rachana - Got this from India's Cauvery Emporium @ Mysore Palace. :)

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  22. mango fritters look delicious and yes, i love the sweet banana fritters!

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  23. Excellent presentation, looks so yum

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  24. These sweet fritters look too good...lovely presentation dear :)

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  25. Scrumptious sweet fritters, I love the addition of mango here!

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  26. avec la pulpe de la mangue ça doit être délicieux bravo
    bonne journée

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  27. These mini doughnut type fritters look so delectable .Beautifully clicked.
    You can collect awards from here
    http://simplysensationalfood.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-awards.html

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  28. Lovely fitters..New to me.
    Beautiful presentation.

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  29. Delicious fritters...beautiful clicks CL

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  30. Really nice sweet fritters, we make with plantains. Nice presentation too.

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  31. Oooh! I love fritters. These look delish! Beautiful photos. Love that elephant.

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  32. Delicious fritters. This is very simialr to "nei appam" that is popular in South India esp. Kerala.

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  33. Mango flavored fritters sound delicious.

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  34. fritters w/ mango sounds like a great idea!

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  35. These look alot like fried bread which I loooove love!

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  36. i knew it - every part of the world has a doughnut recipe! call it what u like :)
    love the touch of mango...

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  37. Delicious fritters..Wonderful presentation too..

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  38. These look fantastic. Excellent work!
    My blog celebrated Africa Day with a collection of recipes from across the continent. I would love your thoughts. http://www.caseyangelova.com/2010/05/lets-celebrate-africa-day-2010.html

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