Gulha - Maldivian Tuna and Coconut Dumplings
A fried dumpling filled with tuna, coconut, onion, peppers, garlic, and ginger
- 5 oz tuna (1 can chunk tuna)
- 1 yellow onion
- ½ coconut
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 1 lemon (just the juice)
- 2 jalapenos (or scotch bonnet)
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup warm water
Either finely chop the coconut, onion, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos, or put them all in a blender with the lemon juice. If blending, do not turn into a paste, try and make everything a small mince.
Drain the water from the tuna. Add to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients, stir thoroughly to combine. Taste to see if it needs any adjustments.
Combine the flour and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl. Add warm water, salt, and work the dough. You want a dough that stretches but isn't sticky. Add more water or flour as needed.
Tear off a piece of the dough, and flatten as much as possible, into a pancake. Make a depression in the middle.
Add a scoop of the filling, close the dough around the filling. Repeat until you run out of filling or dough.
Fill a pot with about 3 inches of vegetable oil, and heat up on medium. Once the oil is hot, add your dumplings. Fry about 8 at a time. Fry for about 8 minutes, or until dumplings are golden brown. Repeat until you finish all the dumplings!
Calories: 537kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 14gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 4mg