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Ramadan Treats: Patties

Ramadan Treats is a segment covering personally loved recipes from the public, some of whom chose to remain anonymous. We bring you these recipes as they are made with love, and care, and bound to be a special treat this Ramadan.

09 April 2024, MVT 14:58
09 April 2024, MVT 14:58

'You could just use a fork to press the patties closed, but twisting the dough intricately like this, it's almost an art, and I take pride in having learned to do this. I learned it from my mom, who learned it from hers."



2 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup Oil

Hot water


1 can tuna chunks in oil (drained)

1 onion (thinly sliced)

1 scotch bonnet pepper (finely chopped)

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1 lime (halved, deseeded)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 cups potatoes (boiled and mashed)

* Oil for deep frying



- Mix the wheat flour and salt

- Make a well and add in the oil

- Gradually add the hot water and knead the dough until it is soft and elastic. Make sure it is not sticky.

- Make small balls with the dough

- Roll out each ball into small, flat, round shapes, about the size of a pancake (4 inches in diameter)


- Add the onions, scotch bonnet, ginger, salt and pepper into a bowl

- Squeeze lime over it and squash with your fingers until onions become soft and release juices

- Add in the tuna and mix it all well

- Add in the mashed potatoes and mix thoroughly, making sure it is well combined with the tuna

- Set aside


- Spoon some filling into each circle and close it to form a semicircle

- Pinch a tiny bit from the edge and fold it in. Pinch the bit right next to it and fold it over the first fold. Continue right around the closed semi-circular edge of the patty. (Alternatively, you can speed things up by pressing down on the edges with a fork to close it tightly)

- Once all the patties are ready, deep fry

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