Fuhjehi Kavaabu

By azu  

August 9, 2010

Fuhjehi Kavaabu 5 0 5 0
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 15 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

  • Yields: 10 - 12 people


Tuna Mixture

3 cans tuna – drained

1 Scotch Bonnet (githeyo mirus) – finely chopped

⅓ cup curry leaves – finely chopped

3 cups potatoes – boiled and mashed

1 tsp pepper powder

1 tbsp ginger – grated

3 onions – finely chopped

¾ cups lemon juice

Salt to taste


3 cups flour – sifted

1 egg

1 tsp salt

½ tsp turmeric powder

1½ tsp baking powder



Vegetable oil


1Mix onion, chili, ginger, pepper and salt. Squeeze the mixture well to make sure the tastes of the different ingredients blend together.

2Add the tuna and mix, squeezing gently, before adding the potatoes. The mixture should now be a thick paste-like mixture.

3Add salt, turmeric powder, baking powder and egg into the flour for the batter. Gradually add the water and mix to form a thick batter.

4Shape the tuna mixture into small balls and put in the batter.

5Use a spoon to scoop up the tuna balls from the batter and into the heated oil.

6Deep fry, drain and serve.



  1. shabzz says:

    Love the recipe. If kids are going to eat, we can alternate the chilli with black pepper powdered. Would taste as good.

  2. willinee says:

    i jus made them..it tastes ok..the recipe’s great..but i am not a very good cook

  3. sheila says:

    this one of my favourite snack,but i couldnt make because i didnt know how to to prepare n thanks for the recipe it really helped me.

  4. Mern says:

    im gonna make this for breakfast today.. i hope every one likes it

  5. Ali says:

    I am goint make it now. Thanks Azu

  6. Clinton Bingham says:

    It’s been 30 years since I’ve visited the Maldives. From memory I had this dish done with a twist . What I had was this recipe added to a hard boiled egg which was cut in half . Then the tuna mixture was added to the halved egg , which formed the missing half . Then rolled in crumbs and fried . It was amazing.

    • Wafa says:

      Oh. What you had was probably a bis cutlas (egg cutlas). A variation of a cutlas. Which is a tuna mixture formed into a ball, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. I actually made cutlas with this exact recipe and it turned out amazing.

  7. naash says:

    It’s one of my fav snack… We make it thrice a week.

  8. Noory doll says:

    Wooooowww❤️❤️ I made it and everyone loved it…

  9. Asha says:

    It was so yummy and crispy. We had them for breakfast yesterday

  10. Najma says:

    Which flour can take for this recipe


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