MITAI (EAST AFRICAN SUGAR COATED DIAMOND CUTS -MADE WITH COCONUT MILK)
Mitai are a favorite breakfast snack in Mombasa (Kenya). It is a deep fried diamond shaped cut pieces of beignet usually made with coconut milk (the authentic Swahili way) and sugar coated making it very sweet and an accompaniment to any drink. It looks like another Swahili snack known as Vichete (but the Mitai is bigger in size and softer). Also very much similar to Shakkarpara although the mitai are always sugar coated and less crisp.
FOR THE DOUGH
(NOTE: The amount of liquid (total volume of yeast mixture, coconut cream and coconut milk) should be about mls).
FOR THE SUGAR COATING (SHIRA)
CUTTING THE MITAI
DEEP FRYING THE MITAI
MAKING THE SUGAR COATING (SHIRA)
More information & tips
1) The traditional Swahili way of making mitai was with the use of coconut cream/milk, but you can substitute with milk.