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Lean in close and set your taste buds ablaze as we reveal the recipe behind the intense flavours of Chef Murugan's Mauritian chicken curry for an authentic taste of Mauritius.

There are so many reasons to love Mauritius; from iconic Red Flame trees against the bluest of skies, and white sand beaches with dreamy lagoon views; for its diving and watersports and picturesque plantations filled with beautiful blooms.

Mauritius is also famed for its friendly people, their bustling bazars and vibrant music and enchanting culture. At Attitude Hotels they invite you to join the in the celebration of their culture and become an islander, made possible by their Otentik holiday experiences.

Attitude Hotels realise that it’s the people that you meet and the experiences that you have that are essential to an unforgettable holiday in Mauritius. They invite you not only to enjoy the beauty of the island, but hope that you’ll get involved and gain insights into the hospitable community that surrounds you.

There are many activities to choose from, including dining with locals to sample the unique flavours of the island. Every Mauritian family has a special chicken curry recipe. Try this tasty dish recommended by Chef Murugan of Zilwa Attitude Resort and Spa.

Taste of Mauritius – Chicken Curry 


6 chicken thighs – (cooked traditionally on the bone)

1 small sliced onion

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped thyme leaves

½ tbsp. Ginger paste and garlic paste

Chopped coriander leaves

4 chopped spring onions

3 chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp. Curry powder

3 tbsp. Oil



De-bone the chicken thighs. Heat your saucepan or wok and add curry powder to the oil. Then add the chicken until browned. Put aside. Add two tablespoons of oil to the same saucepan and add onion and thyme and sauté for two minutes. Add a little water to create a paste and then drop in the ginger and garlic paste, then the chicken and cover the saucepan until the chicken is tender. Garnish with coriander and spring onions. 

We hope you enjoy this delicious dish from Attitude Hotels. Perhaps it might inspire you to take a culinary journey from home all the way to the Indian Ocean one day – the food is certainly worth it. Visit our Mauritius pages to find out more of what this tropical isle has to offer. 

Written by: Clive Wedderburn
Posted in: Gourmet getaways

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