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:
- Shrimp Foo Yung
- Shrimp With Cocktail Sauce
- Steamed Stuffed Chili
- Stuffed chillies
- Taro Roots Chips And Guacamole
- Tuna Paté
- Tuna Rissoles
- Tuna Samosas
Here is our list of main dishes also known as “cari” :
- Mine Bouilli : Boiled noodles with ground beef
- Mine Frire : Fried Noodles
- Monkfish Curry with Coconut Milk
- Orange Chicken (no frying)
- Pork with Pineapple
- Pork with three wonders
- Red sauce squid
- Riz Frit : Fried Rice with Chicken and Sweet Sausages
- Rougaille dizef : Egg rougaille
Here is our list of sides dishes and chutneys :
Here is our list of our Mauritian dessert :
- Oundé Gréo – Semolina Balls
- Pancakes With Coconut
- Pineapple and Coconut Bavarois
- Pineapple roll cake
- Poudine vermicelle : vermicelli pudding
- Puit d’amour
- Rolled Coconut Buns
- Sacre Manga