Ugali Croquettes


  1. 1 1/2 Cups boiling water
  2. 2 cups maize flour
  3. 1 tspn black pepper
  4. salt to taste
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/4 cup milk
  7. Breadcrumbs 
  8. Cooking oil for deep frying


  1. With your boiling water, add the black pepper, salt and around 2 tbsp of cooking oil stir a little then start adding your flour little by little.
  2. Keep stirring as you add you flour to avoid having it form lumps. After several additions you will have your Ugali in porridge form. Let it simmer a little before adding more flour.
  3. After around 3 minutes add more flour until you form a thick mould don’t make it too hard or too runny. Keep turning it around to make sure it’s cooked on all sides.
  4. Lower the heat and cover to allow it to cook evenly in the inside without burning it.
  5. When it’s ready, remove from fire and set it aside uncovered to allow it cool.
  6. Meanwhile whisk the egg and milk with a pinch of salt. Mix everything up till frothy.
  7. Now form you ugali into mini sausage shaped pieces. Roll the pieces in the egg mixture the into the breadcrumbs.
  8. Do the same to all the other ugali-“sausages” before you can begin deep frying.
  9. When ready drop the croquettes in hot oil and deep fry for around three minute or until the turn to the desired brownness.
  10. Remove from oil and place them on paper towels.
  11. Serve warm with Beef, Pork, Spinach or any vegetable of your choice.




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