heavenly flavour of fresh ginger infused in boiling water with green chilis, turmeric, tomatoes and fresh coriander, tempered with some cumin seeds and peppercorn and sealed with a good splash of lemon juice - believe me, it is divine.
We all love something sweet, don't we? Here is my take on a delicious vermicelli kheer, enhanced with the royal flavour of rose and embellished with the crunchy texture and delicious flavours of nuts.
If Mauritius was a dish, wouldn't it be the #briani #biryani #briyani? Bringing so many spices, vegetables, rice and condiments together to create an outburst of flavours that pleases the eyes, the nose, the mouth and somehow the mind - it provides comfort, warmth and an unmatched beautiful feeling of satisfaction. It is so much diversity into one dish, creating a splendid medley.
Perfectly cooked vegetables mixed with the goodness of coconut and curd and tempered with spices - the Avial is culinary bliss.
Imaginez une tranche de baguette croquante, grillée avec de l'huile d'olive extra vierge et de l'ail sur laquelle repose un mélange frais de tomates, d'oignons, de coriandre (feuilles de coriandre), de menthe et de morceaux de, OUI! le fameux 'Gato Pima'! Ça donne l'eau à la bouche, n'est-ce pas? Cela fait un moment que j'ai… Continue reading Bruschetta à la Mauricienne! Recette
À l'île Maurice, deux choses sont si typique de notre île et de l'été, les mangues et la noix de coco. Alors, en pensant aux plats spéciale été, ces préparations de riz de l'Inde me sont venues en tète. Voyons comment ils sont fait.
When we talk of festivals we talk of merry, of joy, of happiness, of sharing, but mostly of sweets! In a couple of days, Mauritius will be in full celebration of Ugaadi, the Telugu New Year and Gudi Padwa, the Marathi New Year; this got me motivated to share with you a piece of culinary… Continue reading Rava Kesari à l’ananas! Festival Special
Rice is undeniably the Mauritian staple but too often eaten the same way and simply used to accompany currys and other dishes. Why not combine rice with seasonal produce and very local elements and get our palates all 'summery'? Why not mix green mangoes, coconut, and to cool it off, some curd with rice? Sounds interesting? Here are three rices, very famous in South India, that could very well be Mauritian by all means and make way on those summer meal tables. They are made with ingredients readily available here and very easy to prepare. I propose you three rices for the season, summer. The three rices can be eaten together in small portions each in a same meal, or consumed individually and accompanied by countless dishes. Enjoy!
If we are going to delve into South Indian food, I suppose the Dosai would be a beffiting point of entry. The Dosai is simply a sort of pancake made with a fermented batter of lentils (Urad Dal a.k.a black gram) and rice (generally raw rice). The lentils and rice are left to soak for 5 to 6 hours, then ground to a paste.
Crunchy on the outside and deeply soft on the inside, the spicy and distinctly flavourful 'Gato Pima' is by default the most famous and prized snack of Mauritius.