Cooking Lesson 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!
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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- 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
- 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