By maldivescook  

June 11, 2016

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

    15 mins

    45 mins

  • Yields: 8 - 10 Servings



2 cups smoked tuna – diced/sliced (substitute: 3 cans Light meat tuna chunks)

1 cup coconut – scraped/grated

1 Scotch Bonnet chilies (githeyo mirus) – finely chopped

⅓ cup curry leaves – finely chopped

1 cup onion – finely sliced

5 cloves garlic – pressed/grated/very finely chopped

1 tbsp ginger – grated

½ cup lemon juice

Salt to taste


3 cups flour – sifted

1 tsp salt

⅓ cup vegetable oil

Warm water



1Using your hand, squash together the onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, chilies, lemon juice, and salt.

2Add the tuna and coconut, and mix until it becomes a sticky mixture.

3Shape the mixture into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter).

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.


1Warm a shallow, non-stick skillet over the stove.

2Using a rolling pin, gently flatten out the filled balls into small round circles (about 3 inch in diameter)

3When the skillet is warm enough, place the masroshi on them. Keep flipping every few minutes so both sides cook evenly.


1If you would like the masroshi to be crispier, then add a cup of grated/shredded coconut to flour when making the dough.



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