Quick and easy vetkoek

Quick and easy vetkoek: Tasty and traditional. Image: Adobe

Quick and easy vetkoek – A bite every South African adores

Enjoy the welcoming flavour of vetkoek frying in your kitchen with this quick and easy vetkoek recipe.

Quick and easy vetkoek

Quick and easy vetkoek: Tasty and traditional. Image: Adobe

What is better than crusty vetkoek filled with aromatic curry minced meat to keep the winter chills away? This quick and easy vetkoek recipe will let you have 12 vetkoek portions ready to serve in less than an hour. Every South African knows the welcoming flavour of vetkoek frying to perfection.

The best thing about vetkoek is that it is so simple to prepare. It basically consists of a mixture of flour, water, sugar, salt and yeast. Allow the mixture to rise and then deep-fry the dough in batches.

Serving suggestions for your quick and easy vetkoek

The best way to enjoy vetkoek is with strong curry. Whether you prefer beef curry or vegetable curry, both will pair deliciously with vetkoek.

You can also enjoy your vetkoek with a thick slather of butter with jam and cheese for an appetising bite.

Whichever way you prefer to enjoy your vetkoek, once you have tried this recipe, you will be hooked. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you plan to try it out.

Quick and easy vetkoek recipe

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Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: SnacksCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 7 cups 7 all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups 2 lukewarm water

  • ¼ cup ¼ white sugar

  • 1 packet 1 active dry yeast

  • 2 teaspoons 2 salt

  • oil for frying


  • In a bowl, mix lukewarm water, sugar and yeast until combined. Let the mixture stand for about 7 minutes.
  • Add the flour and salt into the bowl and knead the dough for 10 minutes until smooth. Cover the bowl and set aside for an hour, or until double in size.
  • Preheat oil on the stove over medium heat until hot. Take a handful of the dough and roll into palm size cakes.
  • Fry the dough in the hot oil until golden brown and cooked through – it takes about 3 minutes per side.
  • Drain on paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
  • Cut a hole and fill with savoury mince or eat plain.


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