The Gato Pima recipe

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Published on 2021-02-18 at 14:02
Mauritian cuisine would not really be Mauritian cuisine if it was not for Gato Pima. These snacks, made with yellow split peas, are a must-try. Here is the recipe.


For 30 Gato Pima

400g split peas (dholl)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

A packet of onion tail

Three pinches of salt


Chilli (if any)


-Soak the peas overnight

-Mash the peas by hand or in a blender to obtain a puree

-In a bowl, add the herbs, salt, cumin and chili if you wish

-Mix well

-Form small balls with the paste

-Dip in hot oil until the balls are golden brown

Enjoy your meal !