Mauritian Recipes

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Paté Thon (Tuna Paté) Recipe

Recipe Overview

These typical Mauritian appetizers are prepared with a flaky pie crust dough as base, which is then stuffed with any nice filling of your choice and finally deep fried. They are served with a mint-coriander chutney.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Ginger and garlic paste
  • Chilli flakes
  • Chillies
  • Salt
  • Tumeric powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Black pepper
  • Plain flour
  • Unsalted butter
  • Water
  • Tins of tuna (drained)
  • Chopped corianderChopped coriander
  • Lemon juice


  1. Heat some oil over medium high
  2. 1 large onion diced
  3. 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  4. 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  5. 2 chillies finely chopped
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Cook until the onion is soft
  8. 1 tbsp tumeric powder
  9. 1 tbsp cumin powder
  10. 1 tbsp coriander powder
  11. Black pepper
  12. Turn off the heat and allow to cool completely
  13. 3 cups plain flour 384g
  14. Salt to taste
  15. 1 cup unsalted butter 227g
  16. Rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  17. Add about 5-6 tbsps of water
  18. Mix to a firm dough
  19. Knead for a few minutes
  20. Allow to rest for 10 minutes
  21. 2 tins of tuna, drained
  22. Add the onion mixture
  23. Chopped coriander
  24. Half of lemon juice
  25. Divide dough into 4
  26. Roll the dough thinly
  27. Cut into big square or rectangle
  28. Add the filling
  29. Roll and seal the edges properly
  30. Gently press the side using a fork
  31. On medium low fry the pastry, until golden brown


Source: Cuisine Mauritian