Thursday, 14 December 2006

Makate Mimina (coconutty rice pancake) JFI coconut


This is an East African Dish. Usually served with a hot cocunut chicken curry (bit like Thai green curry).
I have posted it especially for Anja. Let me know if you make it.

Ingredients
2 Cups Rice
1 pint milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tspn yeast
1/2 packet creamed coconut or 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk
2 table spn butter or margerine
1/2 tspn cardamom seeds
1 1/2 cups water
(makes 2)

Method
Wash the rice and Soak it for 3-4 hours or overnight
add the yeast to a little water with 1 tspn sugar
let it ferment
disolve the coconut cream in 1 1/2 cups of hot water
drain the rice and add warm milk to it, liquidise until smooth
add the coconut liquid/milk, yeast and cardamom seeds.
Cover and leave in a warm place for 3 hours, or until the mixture is frothy and doubled in volume, add the remaining sugar.
divide mixture into two
Heat a nine inch frying pan, add 1/2 the butter, when melted add half the batter, cover and cook at very low heat for 30 minutes, uncover and grill the top until brown.
remove from pan
Repeat for the second pancake

serve warm, delish with melted butter Posted by Picasa

39 comments:

Ashwini said...

Sajeda what a lovely and unique entry. Thanks so much for participating in JFI - I got to know your blog this way.
Happy Holidays

Saju said...

thanks for that Ashwini.
It is looking at your blog, Indira's and the rest of blogs listed in blog inspired me to start in the first place.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

This is a nice new recipe for me.I would love to give a try.thanks for shariing this here.

Saju said...

Thanks Dr Soumya!
I have just looked at your blog, I can wait to try the ridgegourd recipe

Anonymous said...

Sounds very tasty! I am new to cooking. Please can you tell me, when u say use I cup, is it a teacup?

Thanks

Soreen

Sajeda Meghji said...

teacup should be fine

Anonymous said...

what a gr8 recipe thanx.....

zarina said...

Ya Ali Madad to all, ramadhan mubarak to everybody. Just want to say a big thank you for listing this recipes as I also come from tanzania but have been finding it difficult to buy vitumbua and recently decided to make it at home and thanks to your recipes I have been able to feel as if I am back home again.

Anonymous said...

when you say cook it on low for 30mins...does that mean put the 9inch pan directy on the gas stove or do i need to put it on a "tawri" and cook it?

Saju said...

directly on the stow at low heat

Anonymous said...

In the mkate mimina recipe, it says to cook for 30 mins. do you mean bake it in the oven?

Saju said...

No, heat directly on the stow at low heat, then grill the top

Nishma said...

I tried your recipe this weekend, and it was wonderful! I used lite coconut milk since that was what I had, and it still turned out delicious. Thank you so much. I was hesitant to try, but I am glad I did. I'll be trying more of your recipes...the fish ones look yummy.

Saju said...

Thanks Nishma, glad it worked for you. Actually all the recipe on the blog are tried and tested, with careful measurements when needed.

Fuzz said...
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Fuzz said...

Salaam everyone,

Am feeling a bit upset because I've just tried this recepie and then I had to throw everything away!

One pancake was too watery and the other too hard! I'm not too sure what I did wrong? Chachi or someone else, can you please help me? I'm determined not to give up, and with someone's help I should succeed! Thanks!

Saju said...

Fuzz do try again. It has worked for me and many of my readers.

Anonymous said...

Saju, I love your recipes but I tried this one and it just doesn't come out right. My pancake isn't fluffy the way it should be. The batter rises quite a bit but when cooked it comes out flat/thin and gooey. The first batch were a bit watery but I seem to have sorted that out.

Anonymous said...

Re above: I think I got it. The batter had to rise much longer than 3 hours. Perhaps the weather? But it's starting to come out much better. Still not perfect but good. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I tried the recepie again a few times and it's come out perfect. The mistake I made was that I used a hand-held mixer and not a blender. The hand-held mixer didn't grind the rice properly which left one pancake watery and the other too thick! When I used the blender it grinded the rice well and my makate mimina was a success. Thank you for your wonderful recepie! Please do post some more. How about tumbo ndesi (banana fritters) the African style?

Fuzz said...

I tried the recepie again a few times and it's come out perfect. The mistake I made was that I used a hand-held mixer and not a blender. The hand-held mixer didn't grind the rice properly which left one pancake watery and the other too thick! When I used the blender it grinded the rice well and my makate mimina was a success. Thank you for your wonderful recepie! Please do post some more. How about tumbo ndesi (banana fritters) the African style?

Anonymous said...

please let me know if the coconut milk and sugar and yeast is all combined and left overnight, i dont find the instructions very clear.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know if you have any cooking videos. If not you should think of doing some, as there are so many chefs who are teaching us how to cook these dishes. thanks

Anonymous said...

Should the soaked rice be grinded ?
or can rice flour be used instead?

Saju said...

No you can't use ground rice, it does not works as well has whole or broken rice

Anonymous said...

If you use coconut milk instead of cram do you still add one and half cup of warm water

Saju said...

No. Make up the volume to 1 and a half cup.

Anonymous said...

I tried the recipe this weekend - it tasted delicious but turned out thin and gooey. I cooked it on very low heat on my gas stove. Will try again with 1 tbsp yeast and slightly higher heat.

Saju said...

Gooey means not cooked, cook for longer

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this! Do you know whether it works with brown basmati as well?

Saju said...

No, I am afraid I have not tried brown basmati rice, I will try as soon as I can and let you know.

Zahra said...

Dearest Saju Chachi
YAM. Please help! I am making this (Inshallah) for my mum's majlis on Saturday. Which rice should I use (long or short?) and also I am a little confused about the overnight yeast mix. Do I use dry yeast and do I mix it with the rice or is the soaked rice a separate mixture? I am making this with kuku paka and really need help. I never saw my mum make this unfortunately and have no one else to ask. Thank you. Zahra

Saju said...

sorry for the delay, I hope all went well. I use basmati rice. place yeast with a little water and sugar, when it froths add to the rice mix.

Tamasha Omar said...

Hi, l like ur mkate mimina and i want to try, u said to put on the stow it means on the cooker for 30mns then in grill or oven

Saju said...

That is correct Tamasha. Put it on the cooker (low heat)' and than grill or broil until golden brown

sanjana reddy said...

I have tried this recipe, it was awesome.. Thanks a lot.. For beverages check Drink Recipes

Avani Dodhia said...

best blog I came across to when looking for vitumbua n mkate mimina recipe on net. thnq for a wonderfully creative recipes compilation with pix.

this will be my go to blog when I m craving back home food.

thnks a ton

avni

Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe but it did not turn out good as i was hoping but was soggy in the middle and crusty on outside

Fatima Jaffer Sagarwala said...

Thank u! Mine turned out amazing and sweet, just the way I would like it. Invited my schoolmate whose favourite Tanga dessert is Mkate Mimina. She enjoyed it so much! Said she had paid a huge sum to someone to make it but it didn't turn out like this at all!

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