Mauritian Chicken Curry

This is another dish that Nanda sends home for me from the office and it is divine.  It is a super quick and easy meal to prepare so is ideal for any busy week day dinner.  If you prefer your sauce a little thicker, you can stir through a little cornstarch just before serving.  Enjoy this dish with rice or more traditionally with baguette.

Mauritian Chicken Curry



2 large potatoes peeled and cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 punnet white mushrooms halved
8 chicken thighs cut into pieces
1 large onion sliced
4 large tomatoes roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
½ inch piece of ginger root grated
2 red chillies seeds removed and finely chopped
1 cup water
Coriander for serving


  1. Fry the potatoes in a little oil until tender and set aside.
  2. Fry the mushrooms until cooked and set aside.
  3. Fry the chicken pieces until just cooked and add the onion and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and chillies and stir through.
  5. Add the potatoes and mushrooms and stir through.
  6. Add the water, bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes to reduce and thicken slightly.


Submitted by:  Nanda Seebaluck, Mauritius


11 thoughts on “Mauritian Chicken Curry

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  2. Curry is just the best thing ever isn’t it! I always stick to one base recipe (see my latest post) which bizarrely is almost the same as this. Do you ever use fruit in any of the curries you make. I would imagine your location lends itself to exotic fruit?

    • Hi Natalie, nice of you to stop by again – I toss up between this and my Green Thai Curry Chicken recipe the most. They are both very different to each other and both delicious. This recipe is MUCH healthier though 😉 Hmm, I don’t think I have ever used fruit in any of my curries, however make accompaniments/condiments like Kutcha and Atchar (although this is a vegetable version) with the local fruit. Your recipe sounds fabulous too – I love the addition of spinach.

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    • How fantastic Carole, I do hope you enjoy the flavours of the island. Pete and I miss living there some days but enjoy the wonderful food we have here at home. Have a super day and thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo

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