Mauritian Recipes

When I lived in Mauritius, I collected some of the Mauritian Creole and Indian recipes that our housekeeper made for us when we first arrived.  I have also pulled together a quick list of published recipes from other local sources.

A young Mauritian woman also shares some of her latest recipes and forays in the kitchen here

All recipes listed are for two people unless otherwise stated and all ingredients used are fresh except where noted.

For fresh garlic and ginger in recipes, our housekeeper made a blended ready-to-use paste by skinning and chopping garlic or ginger and tossing it into a blender.  While blending, she added just a bit of vegetable oil to create a chunky paste.  This was then put into sealed containers and placed in the refrigerator.  Fresh garlic or ginger pastes should be used within two weeks after being made.

A word of caution: some of these recipes were compiled by a method of watching and attempting to translate French and Creole into English.  Author cannot be held responsible for any strange outcome.


3 Responses to Mauritian Recipes

  1. Katiecutehair says:

    Thanks for the recipes. I am an American expat who literally just moved here to Mauritius. My husband is Mauritian and we just got married about two weeks ago. I’m still trying to adjust to everything and am so thankful for some recipes to try. I’m sure my hubby will appreciate them too!

    • MN Pilgrim says:

      Another American in Mauritius – wonderful! I’m certain your husband’s family will have plenty of wonderful recipes and cooking advice to share. My mini-collection is simply a slapped together bit of this-and-that from what our housekeeper used to make when we first moved here and other recipes that people have shared with me. With time, you may start to develop a taste for ‘le piment’ and begin to realize that there are many different types of bred. You will also become a spice expert. The Indian use of spices in cooking is simply amazing. In my opinion, Mauritius has some of the best bananas and I bake American-style banana bread and muffins for people whenever the temperature dips. Big hit. If you have any questions or want to get together to chat, please just let me know. Welcome to the island! 🙂

  2. Katiecutehair says:

    Thanks! It’s great to hear from you. In fact, just having someone else out there who understands what it’s like to come from America to here is a comfort… Things are so different. I knew before coming that they would be, but I guess I didn’t anticipate so many differences in the way that simple business is done. I am sure that with time I will adjust. 🙂 Once things settle down, maybe we can get together for a chat. You can share all of your tips with me… For now, have a Merry Christmas!

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