Mauritian Recipes

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Gateau Patates Recipe

Recipe Overview

Gato Patate (Sweet Potato Cake) is a deep fried sweet with lots of shredded coconut and sugar filling. It is the must-do Diwali cake in Mauritius.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 potatoes
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp Raisins
  • 3 tbsp Coconut
  • 2 cups of sugar


  • Boil potatoes until soft then mash
  • Add flour
  • Mix together until dough is fully formed and set aside
  • Mix sugar, raisins and coconut together
  • Flatten dough then add mixture to dough and close around the border
  • Heat oil and fry for 8-10 mins


Source: Nu La Cuisine