Amagwinya with atchar

Amagwinya with atchar

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  • Easy
  • 50 minutes
  • 20 minutes

This is a sign to make amagwinya from scratch! This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Mogau Seshoene, a.k.a. The Lazy Makoti and it's paired with Woolwoorths's Jalapeno atchar - but you can have it with whatever atchar  you like,


  • to make the amagwinya:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 t dry yeast
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • Woolworths Jalapeno atchar, to serve

Cooking Instructions

1. To make the amagwinya, sift the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into a bowl. Add the water and stir until well combined.
2. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough is soft and pliable.
3. Cover and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch down the dough and knead for a minute. Divide into balls.
4. Set aside on a tray in a warm place and leave to double in size once more, about 10 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Check the temperature from time to time by dropping a small piece of dough into the oil. It should cook through without browning too quickly.
6. When the oil is ready, add 2–3 dough balls and cook for 3 minutes, turning halfway. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Cook the remaining dough in the same way.
7. Serve hot with atchar.

This recipe was adapted from Mogau Seshoene’s amagwinya with sweetcorn by Katharine Pope.

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Mogau Seshoene, AKA The Lazy Makoti is a cookbook author and TV star.

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