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spicy pan-fried okra with coconut and chickpea flour

Spiced Crispy Okra Recipe {non-slimy}


A tasty spiced crispy okra recipe. Coconut and chickpea flour not only add to the taste and crispiness but also absorb the excess moisture to yield non-slimy okra. This spicy pan-fried okra which was mentioned in one of our What We Eat videos and many of you have been requesting the recipe ever since. For some reason, after I made this recipe last year, I could not find nice tender okra again which is a must for this recipe.

stewed taro leaves, brede songe touffé

Stewed Taro Leaves Recipe | Brede Songe Touffé


Stewed taro leaves is a classic Mauritian recipe. Leaves of the taro plant are cooked over a long period of time with light spices, tomatoes and tamarind. The result is a creamy silky texture that is really unlike any other greens. Nothing speaks home louder than greens prepared the traditional way. Even during my pre-vegan days, what I missed most from the food from back home was neither the meat nor the fish. It was the local greens – chayote greens, pumpkin greens, night shade greens and my favourite of them all – taro greens.

Chinese Eggplant Fritters - gateaux bringel maurice

Eggplant Fritters | Gluten-free + Vegan


Similar to Indian pakoras or Japanese tempuras, Chinese eggplant fritters are popular Mauritian snacks that are sold at street corners. They would usually be deep fried but I pan fried them with less oil, drastically reducing the oil content. The result is a lighter fritter that still has big flavour with crunchy texture on the outside and moist mushy interior.
The recipe is very simple. My preference for the batter is chickpea flour but all-purpose flour (or a mix of both flours) also works well.

tamarind water, tamarind drink, lemonade, limeade, agua de tamarindo

Tamarind Lime Lemonade – Summer Mocktail Recipe | Vegan Non-Alcoholic Beverage


Lemon and lime fill this refreshing earthy tamarind drink with zingy citrus fruity flavours. Take the regular homemade lemonade recipe (or limeade) to new heights with a fragrant hint of vanilla, spicy flecks of cumin and a tantalising touch of mint. This non-alcoholic beverage makes a perfect Summer mocktail. Petrichor — the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after

apple tamarind chutney sweetened with date and jaggery

Apple Tamarind Chutney Recipe {sweetened with Date & Jaggery}


A sweet, sour and spicy apple tamarind chutney recipe filled with sun-kissed ingredients like tamarind and chillies. Fingers smeared with spicy tamarind sauce swept from the banana leaf that food is served on during Hindu and Tamil weddings or religious ceremonies — this is how I remember the spicy tamarind compote. Locally known as ‘takkar’ in

savoury crepe recipe, crepes salées, how to make successful crepes vegan

Savoury Crepe Recipe – Crêpes salées | Eggless + Dairy-free


Savoury crepe recipe, made with aquafaba for an unctuous bite appeal. A touch of finely chopped scallions is quintessential to these delectable Mauritian crepes. Eggless crepes to be enjoyed with a smear of coriander (cilantro) chutney for an ultimate Mauritian experience. Cobbled together into the most unique fusion, ingredients from different cuisines weave themselves into

sauteed cababage with potatoes [touffer li chou]

Mauritian-style Sautéed Cabbage with Potatoes [touffer lichou avec pommes de terre]


A simple sauteed cabbage recipe with potatoes cooked Mauritian style. The skillet braised-style cooking lends exceptional flavour to these humble inexpensive vegetables. While my sense of curiosity and culinary adventure is what kindles my enthusiasm for exploring new types of food, more often than not, I am drawn back to the roots at the heart of Mauritian

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