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Chicken Curry - Mauritian style

Chicken Curry - Mauritian style


  • Chicken 1 kg (cut into desired peices)
  • Ginger paste 1 tbspn
  • Garlic paste 1 tbspn
  • Red chillies 2 (whole, slitdiagonally)
  • Onion 2 (large, chopped finely)
  • Tomatoes 2 (large, diced)
  • Curry powder 2 tbspn (I used Keen curry powder)
  • Red chilly powder 1 tbspn (optional)
  • Cumin powder (jeera) 1 tbspn
  • Cilantro/Coriander 1 cup
  • Oil 2 tbspn
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean and cut chicken into desired peices. Marinate with half ginger and garlic paste for half an hour and refridgerate.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions...sweat ( cook without color)
  3. Whe the onions turn translucent add the remaining ginger garlic paste and red chilly.
  4. Saute for 2 mins.
  5. Take the curry powder add 2-4 tbspsn of water and make a paste.
  6. Add to the onion mixture and saute on a medium flame.
  7. Add cumin powder and saute.
  8. Add chicken and mix nicely.
  9. Put the pan on high flame and cook till the first boil stage.
  10. Add diced tomatoes, half coriander and 1 cup water to the gravy. Place a tight lid and cook on low flame for 1 hour.
  11. Serve with hot steam rice or chappattis (Indian unleavened bread).