Monday, May 24, 2010


Sorry for the big gaps between posts, am having a bit of a spell this week. Somehow after returning home after fetching MAF from school I am too tired ,must be the heat.

Anyway , i have yet another tuna snack. Its not an authentic maldivian snack but my mmum makes this very often and I love it and so does my nieces and nephews and even my little guy. Hopefully you havent got tired of tuna. But what to do , we maldivians survive on tuna its part of our diet. Its smoked, cooked in curries, canned etc.

1 1/3 cup flour sifted
2-3 tbsp butter/ margerine
warm water

1 can tuna
200g potatoes, peeled , cooked
2 medium onions,sliced
3 chillies finely sliced
1" piece ginger , grated
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper

1. Make pastry by adding flour into a bowl, with salt, rub in margerine and then add water little by little mixing as you go till everything comes together and you get a nice smooth dough.

2. For filling, Place 1/2 of the onions into a bowl , add salt and lime juice and scrunch with your fingers till they go all soft and release thie juice. Flake in the tuna and add chillies , pepper, ginger and mix well.

3. Heat a frying pan or a wok with oil and stirfry the remaining onions till nice and soft and translucent and just turning colour. Add the fish mixture and cook till you get a nice aroma. switch off.

4. Mix in the potatoes and mix well. let it cool.

5. If you have those curry puff cutters use those to make the pastries, if you dont use a fork . To make the patties, divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a small thin circle. Add some filling ( 1 tsp ) , brush some water around the edges and fold in half and press the sides with a fork.

7. Bake in a hot oven , about 250 degree celsius till nice and golden.

Ps if you dont like tuna, make it all vegetarian by using potatoes and green peas.


  1. Definitely a crowd pleaser, looks delicious..

  2. very healthy and yet so delicious..

  3. Wow so perfect!very delicious yar...

  4. A very nice snack! I could eat lots of them.

  5. i love all your tuna recipes! will have to give this one a try, sounds like its right up my alley.

  6. Ooo... what a great looking snack! I want some too. I bet these are so flavourful. Hope you'll have a nice day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  7. Your patties look fabulous! I love tuna1 you crimped them really nice, they look perfect!

  8. I make tuna turnovers but never with lime...this is definitely something worth making.

  9. This sounds delicious and delectable. Patties looks soo perfect and amazing.

  10. This looks tempting dear.

  11. thanks for the kind comment these look yummy

  12. These look fantastic! I love the filling! Very tasty.

  13. Mmmm....I love these. Just reminds me of curry puffs. I can never have enough. Your patties look perfect.

  14. Those patties sure look delicious! And the filling sounds delicious too!

  15. OMG.. luks perfect and delicious.. doesnt luk lika home made.. really luks crispy and yummy.. happy to follow ur blog


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