Mahamri na Viazi vya rojo Recipe


  • For Mahamri:
  • 3 cups flour
  • Half a cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • Half tsp ground cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil/ghee
  • 1 to one quarter cup warm milk or coconut milk
  • Oil for frying
  • For Viazi vya Rojo:
  • 5 medium sized Potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 Tomatoes
  • Tsp tomato paste
  • Tsp garlic
  • 2 green chillies (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil

  1. For Mahamri
  2. Add everything to the flour except the warm milk/coconut milk
  3. Mix for a few minutes then add the warm milk/coconut milk in bits as you continue to knead.
  4. Knead until the dough is nice and soft.
  5. Cut into 7 or 8 pieces and shape into balls.
  6. Cover and let rise.
  7. Roll each ball and cut into 4 quarters and let it rise for 15 mins.
  8. In a karai add the oil for frying and place on medium heat.
  9. When the oil is hot, add the quarter and start frying one side and flip to the other side, remove from heat when its golden brown.
  10. For Viazi vya Rojo
  11. Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes.
  12. Boil the potatoes with salt. once ready, drain the water.
  13. Blend tomatoes, garlic and green chillies (optional).
  14. Let it cook for few mins then add the potatoes.
  15. Lastly add lemon juice or tamarind (ukwaju)
  16. Serve hot with tea, mbaazi or viazi vya rojo