How to cook KDF mandazi and make millions. Two KDFs ( kangumu) plus porridge is equivalent to lunch or supper for that matter and has taken Kenyan market by storm
KDF MANDAZI INGREDIENTS
- 1 1/2 cup self raising flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons margarine
- 4 cups vegetable oil
PROCEDURE OF COOKING KDF MANDAZI
- Mix all the dry ingredients
- Add the margarine into the mixture and mix until texture is crumb like.
- Add the egg and milk. The dough should be soft but should not sticky.
- Cover the dough and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Place the dough onto a floured surface. Cut into small shapes you want.
- Heat up oil to medium heat in a frying pan.
NOTE: if it comes up so fast then know that the cooking oil is too hot and your kdf mandazi will not cook well
KDF mandazi ( kangumu) should cook in medium heat because if you put too little heat, KDF mandazi absorb cooking oil and will be undesirable.
WHO INVENTED KDF MANDAZI
Casper Nyagaka , form 4 drop out , is the brain behind the famous kdf mandazi and makes ksh 50,000 per day according to an interview conducted by standard news paper
“I started baking kangumu in 2014 at Kawangware area, the business was not bad but next to me was a Ugandan man who used to make softer ones.
According to Nyagaka, KDF became a household name first within Huruma; customers would queue at his ‘factory’ every morning. Meanwhile, his business was growing.
And with time, Nyagaka increased production and hired more employees to meet the growing demand. Today, he has 40 employees working 24 hours at his bakery.
“The staff works day and night to cook about 100,000 pieces daily. Preparation of KDF does not require much skill other than measuring and cutting the mandazi pieces into equal pieces,” he said.
The pieces are then shaped, deep fried for five minutes and packaged for market. Each pack retailing at Sh60, carries six pieces. KDF has a week’s shelf life. At the moment Nyagaka supplies Nairobi, Naivasha, Kitengela and its environs. He also uses riders to do deliveries around Nairobi.