Rougaille - this popular Creole dish is a spicy tomato-based meat or fish stew flavoured with garlic, onion and thyme and served with pickled vegetables and dhal or rice. You’ll find it made with chicken, beef, dorado, sausages, prawns, or paneer for vegetarians.
Mauritian curry - these curries are different from your typical Indian curries, from tomato-based mild Creole style curries to the island’s special octopus curry, all served with rice or farata, a buttery variety of flatbread sold at street stalls.
Briani - similar to Indian biryani, this spiced rice or potato dish made with beef, chicken, fish, mutton or vegetables is prepared by the island’s Muslim community and is a favourite among the locals.
Vindaye - debatably the Mauritian answer to the vindaloo, this fish or vegetable curry is flavoured with mustard, garlic, ginger, tumeric and onions and comes served with rice, lentils, pickled vegetables and chutney.