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What Are We Cooking Today?

Published : 21 Apr
Categories : Mauritius, Reasons to go

Mauritian Culinary Flavours 

The linchpin of Mauritian culture has always been its whirlwind of world flavours with a special touch. From the umami of traditional Chinese noodles to the spiciness of Indian curry through the vibrancy of Creole dishes, Mauritius features an incredible palette of dishes; perfect for foodies from across the world. 

As we want you to experience our culture during your stay with us, we are glad to share some of our culinary secrets with you! Here are some typical ingredients of our island’s cuisine as well as a list of recipes to discover the best of Mauritian gastronomy.

Cooking Mauritian meals is love made visible! 

The Curry 

(Chicken, fish, meat, shrimp or other)

Chicken curry

Ingredients (4- 6 persons) 

  • 3 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1 large chopped onion 
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • Garlic paste
  • 1 large green chilli / chilli powder 
  • Fresh chopped coriander. 


  1. Pour in the oil and add the garlic, chopped onion and sauté over high heat in a pot.
  2. Add the chicken, dilute the curry powder with a little hot water and sprinkle over the chicken
  3. Add the tomato paste and some water. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes until the sauce is reduced. Decorate with the chilli pepper and chopped coriander.

Chicken Tandoori

(Fish, meat or other)

ckicken tandoori

Ingredients (4- 6 persons) 

  • 1Kg of chicken 
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 half glass of beer 
  • 3 tablespoons tandoori spice


  1. In a container, put the cut chicken, add the garlic and yogurt, stir vigorously
  2. Add beer upon your taste, as you go along and Tandoori spice. Let it macerate for 20 minutes and put it in the oven or on the grill. 
  3. Turn the chicken regularly for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove and serve with coleslaw or mixed salad.

Fish Vindaye

(Chicken, soya, octopus or other) 

Fish Vindaye

Ingredients : (4 - 6 people)

  • 1 kg of fish 
  • 6 tablespoons of masala for vindaye
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil/salad
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 6 cloves of garlic, cut into thin strips 
  • 2 large green peppers split lengthwise


  1. Cut the fish into pieces and fry. Strain the fried fish pieces. 
  2. Place the massala in a bowl, add the oil and vinegar and mix them well.
  3. Add the fish until the fish pieces are well soaked with the massala. 
  4. Add the peppers and garlic while continuing to mix well and allow it to macerate.
  5. Heat a little oil and pour in the vinegar until the fish pieces are completely covered. 


If Mauritian cuisine is based on precise recipes, it also requires a certain amount of craziness, explains our in-house chef. To make this culinary experience as enjoyable as possible, feel free to call our concierge service for a private lesson! Our in-house chef will be happy to share his culinary secrets with you. 

Do not forget to show us your master chef talents by sharing your photos using #HolidayswithHorizon and by tagging Horizon Holidays on social media.

Enjoy your meal! 

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