Mofo Anana | Malagasy Mofo Sakay

Mofo Sakay

Mofo Anana or Malagasy Mofo Sakay, a spicy bread from Madagascar is a popular local street snack. Mofo Sakay is a mix of greens along with tomato mixed in a spicy batter and deep fried.

I came across this recipe that talks about the simple stovetop bread called the mofo (moo-fu) available throughout Madagascar as a street snack. From shapes varying as round semi sweet breakfast bread called the mofo gasy to savoury bread mixed with vegetables, they have a mofo for any time of the day.

Mofo Anana means leafy greens bread is a simple and easy fried bread made from a batter mixed with greens and tomatoes. The batter is then dropped as balls into oil and deep fried. These are served along with sakay. So it is in general referred as Mofo Sakay. Apart from these, other versions like mofo liasoa made with cabbage are available all time. These are most commonly sold through the day and you can pick up anytime you visit the marketplace.

I stuck to this recipe that called for all purpose flour along with watercress where I used spinach and a curry powder, where I replaced with sambar powder. I served this as a side dish to munch when I had made soya biryani and the combination really worked out so well.

We really enjoyed this Mofo that was my choice for M in the A to Z International Street Foods. If you are interested to know the Flatbread for M, check this post.

Mofo Anana

In this A to Z International Street Foods:

A for Arancini
B for Bunny Chow
C for Chatamari
D for Dürüm
E for Empanada
F for Fataa’ir Farmaajo
G for Gilgeori Toast
H for Hua Juan Bao
I for Imqarrun il-Forn
J for Jasuben’s Pizza
K for Khachapuri
L for Lángos
How to make Mofo Sakay

Step by Step Pictures for making Mofo AnanaHow to make Mofo Sakay 1

Malagasy Mofo Sakay

Mofo Anana | Malagasy Mofo Sakay 

Ingredients Needed:
2 cups All Purpose Flour
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sambar Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
Pepper to taste
1 cup Spinach finely chopped
3 to 4 Green Chilies finely chopped
1 cup Onion finely chopped
1 cup Tomato finely chopped
Water as required to make a batter
Cooking Oil for deep frying
How to make Mofo Anana
Take all the ingredients in a bowl
Slowly add water to make a thick smooth batter.
Heat a kadai with oil, when it becomes hot, reduce to medium flame.
Drop a tablespoon of batter at a time into the hot oil and fry the fritters turning frequently until golden brown.
Using a slotted ladle, remove the fritters and drain to a kitchen towel.
Serve hot.

Mofu Sakay from Madagascar

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Mofo Anana | Malagasy Mofo Sakay 
Mofo Anana or Malagasy Mofo Sakay, a spicy bread from Madagascar is a popular local street snack. Mofo Sakay is a mix of greens along with tomato mixed in a spicy batter and deep fried.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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  1. Take all the ingredients in a bowl 
  2. Slowly add water to make a thick smooth batter. 
  3. Heat a kadai with oil, when it becomes hot, reduce to medium flame.
  4. Drop a tablespoon of batter at a time into the hot oil and fry the fritters turning frequently until golden brown.
  5. Using a slotted ladle, remove the fritters and drain to a kitchen towel. 
  6. Serve hot.
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17 comments

  1. Mofo Anana looks awesome. That’s an interesting savory recipe from Madagascar, when i made mofo gasy from madagascar, i really liked them, guess so much to explore from madagascar. Bookmarked to try !!! Yum!!!

  2. What a amazing pick and I like the twist you have given by using sambar powder . The bread must have tasted like our pakoras ! Wow ! Red , green, the Color’s look vibrant and the Mofo Anana is a treat ! Bookmarking !

  3. Wow our very own pakoda 🙂 love the addition of veggies to the fritter batter. They look so crispy and inviting. They sound perfect as an afternoon snack.

  4. Sambhar powder twist to these stove top bread is an amazing idea valli, am amazed how did even got the thought to add sambhar pd 😀 bravo !! these looks so addictive and such an amazing snack to indulge. Such an amazing pick from Madagascar .. Amazing recipe and they look so like our pakodas , I would love to grab them right away !!

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