Just an addendum to last night's post. I made oladi this morning and discovered that the second google hit's recipe is also really off. It calls for twice as much flour than I found created a nice consistency.
1 egg a little less than 1 cup of kefir 3/4 cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda a pinch of salt
Crack egg into a 2-cup measuring cup. Fill to the 1 cup mark with kefir. Add sugar and salt. Mix until the egg is well integrated. Add flour and baking soda. Mix with a fork or a whisk at first slowly and then rapidly to get out the lumps of flour. Onto a skillet on medium heat, pour batter in roughly 3-tablespoon dollops. Fry for a minute or two on both sides, or until well browned and fluffy.