Mkatra Foutra from Comoros

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Mkatra Foutra is like a mix between bread or a pancake. It’s very popular as a Comoros breakfast food! This dish is made with yeast, meaning that the dough needs about an hour to rise before it can be enjoyed, so plan accordingly!

It was hard to find recipes to cook from Comoros besides Lobster Tails in a Vanilla Sauce. But I did find this recipe for Mkatra Foutra from a few posts online (specifically on cultureatz.com), and it’s been a while since I’ve made a bread recipe from another country, so I figured it was time to try another one out. 

Mkatra Foutra is like a mix between bread and a pancake. It has yeast, like bread. But it’s cooked on a griddle like a pancake! This makes for an interesting texture and taste that I had fun playing around with. 

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make this Recipe

Flour
Salt
Egg
Active Dry Yeast
Coconut Milk 
Butter
Sesame Seeds

plate of mkatra foutra

How to Make Mkatra Foutra

Heat water in the microwave for about 10 seconds, until it’s warm, but not hot. Add a pinch of sugar and the dry yeast into the water, and leave the yeast to rise for about 10 minutes. 

Once the yeast has risen, add it to a bowl with the flour, egg, and salt. Mix until the liquid is absorbed. The texture will be shaggy. 

Add the coconut milk until the batter is pourable but still thick. 

Pour about ⅓ cup of the batter per pancake in the skillet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

Once the bottom is browned, use a spatula to flip and cook the other side. 

Remove once both sides are cooked. Spread with butter and enjoy!
Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought. 

How to Enjoy this Recipe

The instructions in this recipe indicate that a delicious way to enjoy Mkatra Foutra is with butter and sesame seeds. You can also enjoy this snack with peanut butter and jelly or plain! It could also be delicious as a side to rice or meat. 

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Mkatra Foutra

Mkatra Foutra is like a mix between bread or a pancake. It’s very popular as a Comoros breakfast food! This dish is made with yeast, meaning that the dough needs about an hour to rise before it can be enjoyed, so plan accordingly!

Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine comoros
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
resting time 1 hour
Servings 6 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast rounded
  • 7 to 10 oz coconut milk
  • Butter
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat water in the microwave for about 10 seconds, until it’s warm, but not hot. Add a pinch of sugar and the dry yeast into the water, and leave the yeast to rise for about 10 minutes.
  2. Once the yeast has risen, add it to a bowl with the flour, egg, and salt. Mix until the liquid is absorbed. The texture will be shaggy.
  3. Add the coconut milk until the batter is pourable but still thick.
  4. Pour about ⅓ cup of the batter per pancake in the skillet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Once the bottom is browned, use a spatula to flip and cook the other side.
  6. Remove once both sides are cooked. Spread with butter and enjoy!
  7. Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you thought.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Cultureatz.com

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