This yummy Mauritian cake is just too tasty to resist. Sweet potato, coconut, and a lot of sugar are the main ingredients! A tiny bit of bliss!
Gateau Patate Recipe (Gato Batate)

Recette Gâteau Patate

You may find this half-moon-shaped cake, a sweet treat loaded with coconut and scented with cardamom, at numerous corner streets or the many marketplaces of the island. Since I know, it has forever been the symbolic or main sweet cake shared for every Divali festival in Mauritius.


Prep. time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes (8 to 10 minutes per frying bath)

Servings: 20 Pieces

Let's see how to make these tasty Gateaux Papates!


  • Sweet potatoes, 500g
  • 180 g of flour
  • Grated coconut, 80g (fresh if you can)
  • Sugar, white, 100 grams
  • 3 teaspoons powdered cardamom (2 if you grind the seeds yourself)
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • cold water, 5 tablespoons



  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cook them in chunks for at least 20 minutes in boiling water (until they are very tender).

  2. Drain the bits, then mash them with a fork or puree until smooth. Cool down.

  3. To prepare the stuffing, combine the grated coconut, sugar, water, and cardamom in a bowl (or powdered). Keep in mind.

  4. To make the dough, mash the sweet potatoes with your hands until they create a smooth and soft dough, then gradually add the flour. Form a ball after at least five minutes of kneading. twenty little loaves, divided.

  5. Use a roller to flatten the dough to a thickness of about 2 millimeters on a surface dusted with flour. Make some circles using a bowl or spherical object (8 cm in diameter).

  6. Each dough circle should have a teaspoon of stuffing placed in the center of it. With a finger dipped in cold water, moisten the dough's edges. Each dough round is folded into a half-circle by pinching the edges together. By applying pressure with a fork's teeth on both sides of the liner, strengthen the "welding."

  7. Cook the potato cakes in heated oil in a large skillet or wok until they get a gorgeous caramel color. The potato cakes should be taken out and left to dry on paper towels. You can eat them either hot or cold (room temperature).

  8. P.S. We encourage you to ground the cardamom seeds from the capsules yourself. In contrast to already ground preparations, which typically let down taste buds, the fragrance will be much more potent!

  9. Replace the pre-grated coconut with freshly grated coconut if you have the option!


Happy Diwali Guys!!! For this day you can eat a lot of Sweets but the next day, back to workouts -_-  


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