Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a main course which is very popular and appreciated by all Mauritians. This is just a basic guideline.  You can experiment using this recipe as a guideline.  For example, add vegies like bean, carrots, peas or sultanas…..use your imagination Details Prep Time: 60 min Cook Time: 60 min Ready Time: 2 hour, 0 min Servings 4 servings Ingredients 500 grams Chicken breast 1 cup Plain...

Cuisine de L’ile Maurice: Mauritius Cuisine

Mauritius is a paradise for the senses, not only for the eyes with its beautiful landscape, but also for the palate. Gastronomes will find a variety of flavours and aromas inherited from the different migrations through its history. Culinary traditions from France, India, China and Africa, the best-known and appreciated cuisines in the world, have been passed on through generations. The story of a...

Lentils Soup

Mauritius Lentils soup (Soupe de Lentilles) Ingredients 100 grams Black Lentils Thyme 1/2 teaspoon Garlic crushed 1/2 teaspoon Ginger crushed 3 tablespoons oil 2 tomatoes diced 1 onion sliced 3 carrots sliced Directions Soupe de lentilles (Lentils soup) In a pressure cooker, add lentils, salt, carrots and water (you can also use chicken stock).  Cook for about 10 mins or until lentils is soft.  ...

Crepes (pancakes)

Crepes (pancakes). Ingredients 100 grams Flour 1 tablespoon Sugar 2 tablespoons Melted butter 2 eggs 400ml Milk Directions Crepes or Pancakes Sift flour in a big bowl. Mix the caster sugar to the flour. Mix flour with milk and egg  until you have a nice fluid batter (batter should not be too watery). Leave to rest for at least 45 minutes. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter. Add 3 tablespoons of...

Lima Beans in masala sauce

Ingredients 1 cup lima beans 3 potato peeled and half each 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon garam masala 2 tomatoes diced 1 liter Chicken stock 1 onion sliced 3 tablespoons fresh Coriander Directions Gros pois dans masala is the favourite curry which all Mauritians love to have with their dholl puris or roti. Add 4 cups of water together with the lima beans, potatoes and some salt in a pressure...

Mauritian Dhal

Ingredients 170 grams Channa Dhal 1/2 liter water 1/2 tablespoon garlic and ginger crushed 1/2 tablespoon tumeric powder 1 small onion chopped Salt to taste 3 tablespoons oil cooking coriander chopped Directions Dhal or Dholl is always served with rice.  Some protein is always good for ourselves. Add water, tumeric and Dhal in a pressure cooker and cook for about 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan and...

Crab Soup

Crab Soup – “bouillion crabes” Servings 4 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons oil 1 onion chopped 6 tomatoes diced 1 tablespoon garlic/ginger crushed 2 chilli 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 pounds crab 2 cups chicken stock 3 cups water salt for taste pinch of pepper Directions Season the crab in salt and pepper Heat up oil and cook onion until transparent in color Add tomatoes,...

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