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:
- Potato Cheese Balls
- Potato Croquette with Tuna
- Puff Pastry with Minced Meat : Paté la Viande
- Roasted sweet sausage with honey
- Salade Ourite : Octopus Salad
- Salmon rillettes
- Salted Crepes with Coriander Chutney
- Salted Fish Croquette
Here is our list of main dishes also known as “cari” :
- Ginger Beef
- Ginger Chicken
- Green banana curry with shrimps
- Grilled sea bream with lime and coconut sauce
- Honey Sesame Chicken
- Keema matar
- Lamb Tikka Massala
- Lemon Chicken
- Lobsters with Mauritian Sauce
- Meefoon soup
Here is our list of sides dishes and chutneys :
Here is our list of our Mauritian dessert :
- Mango Ice Cream
- Mango Kulfi
- Mango Mousse
- Mango Rissoles
- Maspin gréo : Semolina cake
- Mauritian Butterfly Cake
- Mauritian Fruit Salad
- Mini lemon cake
- Mousse Noir : Black Jelly