This local delight harmoniously blends the warmth of local spices with the freshness of the island. Marinated in a medley of aromatic spices, the succulent chicken captures the essence of the Indian Ocean. Infused with the island’s rich culinary heritage, this dish mirrors the diversity of Mauritius, offering a flavorful adventure that immerses you in the coastal charm and culinary magic of this tropical paradise.


Ingredients for 3 persons:

150g chicken thigh (leg)

75g onions

50g ginger

50g garlic

50g tomato

15g thyme

10g chili

150g curry powder

100g turmeric powder

15g fresh coriander

10g fresh curry leaves





  1. Begin by heating a pan with oil, infusing it with the vibrant essence of Mauritius
  2. Introduce succulent cubes of chicken leg, searing them to a golden brown perfection.
  3. Add onions, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, thyme, tomatoes, chili, and the quintessential Mauritian curry powder
  4. Allow the curry to simmer for 15 minutes, letting the flavors harmonize.
  5. Cook until the bitterness of the curry powder and turmeric mellows into a delightful blend.
  6. Around the 20-25 minute mark, witness the chicken curry transform, achieving a perfect consistency.
  7. Season with a sprinkle of salt, enhancing the developed flavors.
  8. Finish the dish with a generous garnish of chopped fresh coriander.

A few tips by Mauritius Explored:

  • Chicken can be replaced by any type of meat or vegetables
  • No salt is added during the preparation, allowing the natural flavors to shine through and inviting you to relish the true taste of Mauritius in every delightful bite. Experience the magic of Mauritian cuisine as this sea-inspired chicken curry takes your taste buds on a journey through the tropical paradise of flavors.

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