A little history
Mauritius cuisine has a 300 years history, with a multitude of influences brought by the people who settled there over time .
Deer, sugar cane , fruits such as tamarind, were brought by the Dutch, settled during the 17th century. French settlers left their cooking methods , “daube” and “civet” (stew), rehabilitated by local since. Also, the intendant Pierre Poivre brought many spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves .
Around 1830, English settlers decided to use Indian workers to plow the fields of sugar cane. They brought their culinary methods, the famous curry, now called “cari”, and the Briani, a traditional dish of the Muslim community.
Chinese immigration, mostly from Canton in turn enriched the Mauritian cuisine by introducing wok cooking and multiple sauces like soy sauce. Besides, what would be the Mauritian cuisine without our traditional fried rice, fried noodles, inverted bowl and boiled noodle.
All these influences have given rise to a rich, varied and above all exceptional cuisine.
Here is our list of recipes of Mauritian appetizers and entries also known as Gadjaks:
- Fritters (fried bread, Bringel cake, potato cake)
- Gato Aroui : Taro Root Fritters
- Gato Aroui with Shrimps and Cheese
- Gato Pima : Chilli pops
- Mauritian Naan with Meat and Cheese
- Meat Chana Puri
- Meat Rissoles
- Pork char siu
Here is our list of main dishes also known as “cari” :
- Deer Curry
- Deer Salmi
- Dhall Pita
- Duck Salmi : Duck Stew
- Egg Curry
- Fish Briyani
- Fish Broth
- Fresh noodles
- Fried Meefoon
- Fried Rice with Salted Fish
Here is our list of sides dishes and chutneys :
Here is our list of our Mauritian dessert :
- Gateau Marie
- Gato coco : Coconut pop
- Gato Patate : Sweet potato cakes
- Gato Zinzli : Sesame balls
- Kulfi Malai
- Lemon Tiramisu
- Lychee Swiss Roll
- Macatia Coco : Coconut Buns
- Mango and Pineapple Jam
- Mango Bavarois Dome