Mauritian Recipes

We showcase the best home cooked Mauritian recipes! With our advanced search system you will be able to find a recipe for any meal or occasion, even down to the specific ingredients. Bring out your inner chef and follow our step by step recipe guides, complete with visual and video aids.

Makatia Coco (Sweet Buns with Coconut Filling) Recipe

Recipe Overview

This typical Mauritian bun needs no introduction to the locals. Believed to have originated from the slave period, the bun was originally made with left over bread and sweetened with sugar to overcome the bitter taste of old dough. The new and improved recipe is now a soft and fluffy bun, filled with coconut and enjoyed by many for afternoon tea.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for 12 Makatias

  • 500g White Flour
  • 3tbsp Sugar
  • 2tbsp Butter
  • 11g Instant Yeast
  • 250ml Luke Warm Water
  • 70g Coconut Powder
  • 2tbsp Sugar
  • Vanilla Essence
  • 1tbsp Butter
  • 2tbsp Raisins
  • 2tbsp Milk


  • Make a smooth dough
  • Let it rise for 1hr
  • Knead dough until smooth
  • Roll it
  • Cut dough and shape into buns
  • Add coconut mixture in the middle and close
  • Let it rise again for 30 mins on the oven tray
  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees
  • Brush with milk
  • Bake for 30mins