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Swahili Rice Delicacies,,,

Below are a variety of rice cakes, some in square shapes, some in round donut shape and some flat pancakes, it all depends on the amount of liquid in the batter and yeast. These different versions make it so special although the taste is nearly the same. It can be eaten on it's own, with a nice pickle or with a nice coconut curry (Kuku wa kupaka or samaki wa kupaka)




Mkate Siniya/Mkate wa kumimina
2 cups rice (long grain rice not basmati) soak overnight in water
2 1/2 cups warm water 7 Tablespoons coconut milk powder  warm water 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
*1 teaspoon yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and 5 tablespoons warm water- mix all these to proof the yeast (activate the yeast)
Poppy seeds to sprinkle
Equipment needed- Blender (a very good one) 10 inch round cake pan (I like to use an aluminium cake pan)
Method-
Soak rice over night in water. The next day prepare a 10 inch round cake pan by lightly oiling the base of the pan. Drain the water completely from the rice and put it …

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