Gulha Recipe - Maldives Cook


By azu  

August 9, 2010

Gulha 5 0 5 0
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • 30 mins

    15 mins

    45 mins

  • Yields: 4 - 6 people



1 cup smoked tuna – diced/sliced (substitute: 1 can Light meat tuna chunks)

1/4 cup coconut – scraped/grated

1/2 Scotch bonnet (githeyo mirus) – finely chopped

1/4 cup curry leaves – finely chopped

1/2 cup onion – finely sliced

1cloves garlic – pressed/grated/very finely chopped

1 tsp ginger – grated

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste


1 cups flour – sifted

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Warm water


Vegetable oil


1Squash the onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, chilies, lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt.

2Add the tuna and coconut, and mix into a thick paste-like mixture.

3Shape the mixture into small marble-sized balls.

For the dough

1Add the oil and salt into the flour.

2Add warm water and knead until you have a dry, smooth dough. Add the water gradually to make sure the dough does not turn out too sticky.

3Shape the pieces of dough into cups and place filling inside; then close the cups and smooth into balls.

4Deep fry over medium/low heat until brown and crisp.