Mauritius, a small island nestled in the Indian Ocean, is a melting pot of global cultures and traditions. Its long history has seen people from different parts of the world migrating to the island, each contributing new ingredients and techniques. It’s no wonder that Mauritian dishes feature flavourful fusions of East Indian, African and Chinese influences with French and English interpretations. Their spicy and colourful street food is some of the best in the world.
In this fun, hands-on workshop, Mauritian Chef Vanesha Khadaroo will teach you a trio of classic Mauritian dishes — delicate farathas with flavorful potato curry and a tangy, spicy coriander chutney. Each of these recipes are versatile and delicious on their own, but together they’re an authentic Mauritian treat!
These tasty thin flatbreads are a cousin of Indian chapattis & rotis. You’ll learn how to make your own farathas at home from scratch, mixing and kneading the simple dough, and then rolling them out before finishing on the griddle.
Carri Masala Pomme de Terre
This classic Mauritian potato curry, studded with green peas and fragrant with spices, makes the perfect filling for scooping up with your fresh farthas.
This spicy and tangy emerald green coriander chutney is the perfect condiment to brighten up this dish, but is delicious on almost anything!
There will be plenty to snack on in class, and extras to take home.
Chef Vanesha Khadaroo is the founder of La Marmite Mauricienne, a catering company serving uniquely delicious Mauritian cuisine across the GTA.
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.