Foodies On The Road – Traditional Mauritian Chicken Curry

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Cooking Lesson in Mauritius

Finding cooking lessons in Mauritius

The food in Mauritius is very Indian based, with curries and dhal and rice. We love to learn all about the local food and take home at least one traditional recipe from our travels. We’ll often look for cooking lessons in the places we travel to. It seemed, at first, that we weren’t going to have any luck with this in Mauritius. There aren’t many cooking lessons done in home kitchens that we could find. We did find mention of a few hotels that offered lessons but the few that we contacted required you to be staying at their hotel. What we discovered after our arrival was that most of the hotels offer some type of cooking lessons. As it turned out, we didn’t even have to leave our hotel…bonus!

Finding cooking lessons in Mauritius

Tasting the chicken curry, hmm, maybe a little more salt.

It was an informative cooking lesson and we learned some tasty Mauritian recipes. Kavita, who we had gotten to know from her amazing Creole omelettes we ordered each morning, taught us how to make Traditional Mauritian Chicken Curry. She and her staff had already done the mise en place with all of the ingredients, so all we had to do is dump the ingredients into the woks at the right time, stir, and eat!

It was fun, and we really enjoyed learning a little about Mauritian spices and cuisine. We hope you enjoy the video and will bookmark the recipe for later.

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Mauritian Chicken Curry

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Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons oil
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4/5 small curry leaves (if available)
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large tomato
  • 3 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste
  • Thyme, parsley, salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup water

Recipe Instructions

  1. Heat oil. Add onions and curry leaves, cook until soft. Add the chicken and saute for about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and spices; stir quickly. Add water little by little so the sauce thickens to desired consistency. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until chicken is cooked. Serve immediately.

Recipe Credit: Kavita, chef at Recif Attitude Hotel, Mauritius


    1. Definitely do it! There’s something about being in a kitchen that really gets people talking. You learn so much more than just how to cook a certain dish.

  1. I have all these ingredients at home (except the curry leaves). It will be nice to prepare it (my husband will be very pleased). I have done Indian curries before and they have ended up very good. I like a lot the music in the video.

    1. I was surprised top find that we had most of the ingredients at home as well. If you have an Indian market or store nearby you should be able to find the curry leaves there, but you can make it with out them.

  2. This curry sounds delicious! We also love cooking classes and recently took one in Myanmar and was fortunate that our hotel also offered that service! We will definitely have to try out this recipe soon!

  3. I have never thought to take a cooking class while visiting another country, but I love the idea! This is something I’m going to have to look into. And I love curry chicken!! I’ll be trying this recipe!!

  4. I loved the Mauritian curries when we visited Mauritius but haven’t tried cooking any at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe! #Wkendtravelinspiration

  5. I’m a big fan of Indian cuisine so it just sounds like yet another reason to visit Mauritius, as if I need more! Yum! #wkendtravelinspiration

  6. Wow, I love eating and cooking curries. This one is so simple I’ve saved it to my Pinterest. We did a cooking lesson in Cambodia in a local’s house, but it was 3 courses and not as easy as this one.

    1. Jan, I took one in Thailand and we spent so much time grinding the curry in the mortar and pestle…this time it was already powder. Much faster.

  7. I love curry and this one looks delicious! I’m looking forward to trying it.

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