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13 décembre 2014

Show-cooking on the beach

During our holidays in Mauritius, we had the great pleasure to assist to a cooking demonstration on the beach. The cook of the hotel did prepare us a chicken curry.



600 gr chicken (cut in small pieces)

30 gr garlic

80 gr onion

30 gr ginger

20 gr fresh coriander

1 tablespoon of aniseed powder or cumin

3 tablespoons of curry powder

1 tablespoon of turmeric powder

10 curry leaves (carry poulet)

250 gr tomatoes (pomme d’amour)

oil for cooking

salt, pepper

1 green chili (optional)



  • slice onion thinly, chop the garlic and ginger
  • blend tomato to a puree (cut in small dices if no blender available)
  • season and brown chicken pieces in hot oil
  • add onion, garlic, ginger and curry leaves, still mixture for approx. 1 minute
  • add powder spices and continue to stir for one more minute and add water or chicken stock
  • add tomato puree and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes
  • check seasoning and sprinkle fresh coriander before serving


Traditional garnish

Plain rice, faratha, vegetables pickles, cucumber and carrot salad

(recipe by Trou Aux Biches – Mauritius)


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