Authentic Gateau Piment Recipe - A Taste of Mauritius

Dish recipes: Gateau Piment
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Indulge in the flavors of Mauritius with this authentic Gateau Piment recipe. These delightful fried lentil fritters, packed with aromatic spices, are a popular street food in the vibrant culinary scene of the island.


  • 2 cups yellow split peas (lb: 1.5, kg: 0.7)

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 green chilies, minced

  • 2 sprigs of spring onions, chopped

  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for frying


  1. Soak split peas overnight, then blend into a coarse paste.
  2. Mix paste with chopped onions, green chilies, spring onions, coriander, cumin powder, turmeric, and salt.
  3. Form small, round patties and deep-fry until golden brown.
  4. Drain excess oil on paper towels.


Serve these savory Gateau Piment hot, paired with tangy tamarind or chili sauce for an authentic Mauritian experience.

Bring the exotic taste of Mauritius to your kitchen with this simple yet flavorful Gateau Piment recipe. Perfect for gatherings or a delightful snack, these fritters will transport you to the colorful streets of the island.