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Rice Flour Pancakes

I once heard that the best way to discover a new way of making something is to have a kitchen disaster. I never fully believed this until the day i tried making vitumbua.

I got the Vitumbua recipe from Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun and I was so psyked to go try it. I followed the instructions to the letter (or so i thought) and i could not wait to eat the Vitumbuas. I should have known something was very wrong when my batter did not really rise but i ignored that sign, when i put the batter in the pan it did not rise like it should to form a mandazi like snack but it instead made a well risen pancake, and boy did they taste GREAT. I made too many any I ate some gave out some BUT after a few hours they had a funny taste i think from the yeast fermenting.

When I reread the recipe I figure out my mistake, I was using dry yeast I think instead of the instant (or something like that) and I needed to activate my yeast first by putting it in warm water and sugar which I did not so that was why my vitumbuas turned into pancakes and why the yeast tasted bitter later.

Good thing was, I now wanted to try and make pancakes using the same recipe. That idea stayed on my mind then one day as i was shopping for my Foodie Penpal I saw that they had rice flour at Nakumatt so I bought it and made this using a slightly different recipe as the original one from Fauzia used rice that you soaked and blended. The pancakes were to die for. I am sure you will love it.

Do you have any Kitchen distastes that became w discoveries for you???





Rice Flour and Coconut Pancakes (Vibibi)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12-15

Rice Flour and Coconut Pancakes (Vibibi)


  1. 1 cup rice flour (available in all leading supermarkets)
  2. 1/4 cup of sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  4. 1 teaspoon cardamon
  5. 1 cup coconut milk, plus a little extra if needed.


Mix the first four ingredients well in a mixing bowl, once well blended add in the coconut milk and whisk to your desired consistency. Not to thin as you want the pancakes to rice well.

Heat some oil in a pan, pour batter into hot pan and spread out to desired pancake size, let the pancake cook till the top starts forming bubbles. turn the pancake and cook for about a minute and remove.Serve hot.


If you do not have rice flour you can use about a cup of raw rice. Soak the rice overnightthen blend all ingredients in a blender


Rice Flour and Coconut Pancakes