Quick recipe of making tasty viazi karai

Viazi karai is a Kenyan delicacy that is popular among the Swahili people from the Coastal region.

They are deep-fried potatoes which are dipped in flour mixture and turmeric or yellow food colour.

The viazi karai can be served with a sauce like Ukwaju sauce, chutney or tomato or chili sauce.

Ingredients of Viazi Karai

2kg of peeled and boiled potatoes, one and a half cups of gram flour, 3 tablespoons of turmeric, half teaspoon of salt and coriander.

How to cook

  • Heat a pan with half-filled water and add teaspoon salt.
  • Boil potatoes until they look almost cooked.
  • Cut your potatoes into half and mix the gram flour, turmeric/food colour, and mix to make a thick batter.
  • Add some salt in the batter to taste
  • On a medium-high heat place, a deep bottomed heavy pan half-filled with cooking oil.
  • Dip the cooked potatoes into the gram flour turmeric batter. Avoid overcrowding the potatoes when dipping them.
  • Cook for a few minutes until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and drain them on a plate lined with absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Lastly, serve with chutney or ukwaju sauce.
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