A plate serving chicken curry garnished with red onions

Mauritian chicken curry

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

Try this fragrant Mauritian chicken curry with potatoes. It's served with a spiced tomato side dish along with fluffy basmati rice and rotis

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal456
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre9g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.5g


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped



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  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2cm ginger, finely grated



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  • 1 cinnamon stick



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  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 3 tbsp Mauritian curry powder
  • 600g skinless chicken thigh fillets, chopped



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  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 large potatoes, cut into quarters



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  • ½ red onion, finely sliced, to serve
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, to serve
  • basmati rice, sliced cucumber, fresh rotis and satini pomme d’amour, to serve

For the satini pomme d’amour

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, finely chopped



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  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a low-medium heat. Drop in the curry leaves, onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon stick, chilli and thyme and cook for 5 mins until the onion has softened, stirring regularly to prevent sticking to the pan.

  2. Mix the curry powder with a splash of water in a bowl to make a runny paste. Add the paste to the pan and give it a good stir until aromatic, around 30 seconds. Keeping the heat on a low-medium simmer so that the spices don’t burn, add the chicken pieces and stir to coat in the curry.

  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, potatoes and 1 tsp salt. Pour in water to just below the level of the chicken and potatoes. Cook for around 25 mins until the potatoes and chicken are cooked through, then discard the cinnamon stick.

  4. To make the satini pomme d’amour, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon the curry into bowls and scatter over the coriander leaves and red onion. Serve with fluffy basmati rice, cucumber slices, rotis and the satini pomme d’amour.

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29th Nov, 2018
Didn't have Mauritian curry powder but used garam masala (as mentioned on another recipe). This was indeed tasty. Bit woody type curry I guess because of the curry leaves but good. Will try and find proper Mauritian curry powder to try this out next time Also, I didn't actually run out of water so everything was ok. Not sure if I put too much water but it tasted fine anyway
19th Dec, 2017
Delicious. Added more potatoes to bulk it out and ground the Mauritian curry powder from a recipe online
11th Sep, 2017
I made this in the week and found it quite quick and easy. Used mild curry powder as couldn't find mauritian curry powder anywhere, but it seemed ok. I think I either didn't add enough water or over cooked it as there wasn't much sauce so will be more careful when making it again. Also, we used chicken and potatoes but I think it would work with just the potatoes as they were really tasty.
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Viktória Szabó
24th Nov, 2018
It is a pretty good recipe but I found it a bit watery and there wasn't much sauce so i replaced water with coconut milk and it's amazing! Also i couldn't find mauritian curry (where do you even get that?) so i just used mild curry.
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