EAST AFRICA DEEP FRIED SWEET DUMPLINGS: KAIMATI
Deep fried sweet dumplings (known as 'KAIMATI' in Kiswahili) are an East Africa snack made from flour,sugar and cardamom, then deep fried to golden brown. Sometimes, the kaimati are further coated with a sugar coating (known as Kaimati sukari kwa juu. What a snack!!-Believe you me once we had been served 2-3 of these dumplings in the morning for breakfast - we could marathon all the way to school! Now I just indulge in the nostalgic feeling! These are similar to West Africa puff puff (although bigger and savory). I usually serve mine with spiced coffee.
(FOR BEGINNERS: Divide the coconut milk into 2 parts: Divide the coconut milk into Measure ¾ cup and ¼ cup. The first part will be added to create the wet dough. The ¼ cup will be added AFTER you have kneaded the wet dough).
More information & tips
1)The traditional liquid used to make these dumplings was coconut cream and coconut milk. However you can substitute with water or milk, however, the taste and texture will slightly vary.