Taro fritters / Mauritian gato arouille


These Mauritian Gato arouille translates to ‘Taro cake’ and is a really popular Mauritian-Hakka food that can be found around the island. These taro fritters are a great little snack to have for breakfast or afternoon tea. Trust us when we say they are super easy to make and taste amazing!

These goes perfectly with our homemade red chilli paste!

5 from 9 votes

mauritian taro fritters / gato arouille

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes


  • 1 kg taro grated
  • 150 g white bread ~ 4 toast slices
  • 40 g ginger minced
  • 100 g sugar
  • 15 g salt
  • 30 g corn starch
  • oil for deep frying


  • In a medium bowl, place the bread slices and cover with water. Let the bread soak for a few minutes then drain and squeeze any extra water from the bread and put aside.
  • In a large bowl, grate the taro. Then add in the minced ginger, soaked bread, sugar, salt and corn starch.
  • Mix everything for a few minutes until it's well combined. The mixture should be sticky enough to shape into balls.
  • Fill a medium-large pot halfway with oil and heat it on medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, start to gently place the taro balls into the pot for deep frying.
  • Deep fry for approx. 7–8mins or until golden brown.
  • Take the taro fritters out and let them cool down on some paper towels before serving.


Course: Appetizer, Entrée, Snack
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: Dairy free, Lactose free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. 5 stars
    I think this is my favourite recipe! Very flavourful and quite easy to make! Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Farhanah Sohawon says:

    Hi dear! May I please know why you add the bread slices?

    1. Hi Farhanah, sorry for the late reply. The bread slices help to keep the mix together and also add some texture to the taro 🙂

  3. Dilshad says:

    5 stars
    Looks absolutely yummy and delicious.😋😋
    💖👍well prepared, different and unique recipe.
    stay connected😍Thanks for sharing.👍

  4. 3 stars
    Good recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    Very tasty indeed. I have checked your website as well. The foods and the categories are easy to search for finding delicious foods. Keep up the good work.

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you! Better than the ones we buy

  7. 5 stars
    Am sure you are as good looking as the taro balls

  8. 5 stars
    Wow look so good and delicious 😋

  9. 4 stars
    Looks delicious, thank you for sharing.stay connected

  10. 5 stars
    Amazing, been looking for a recipe like this for a long time! Merci

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