Mauritian Style Chicken Pilau

See original recipe for delicious traditional dish from Mauritius cooked by our passionate foodie friend Mrs Marie-Josée Grimaud.

Mauritian Style Chicken Pilau

Mauritian Style Chicken Pilau


  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 kg chicken
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 7 cloves
  • 3 tbsp biryani spice
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric
  • 4-5 sausages
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups water
  • salt paper to taste
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. 1. Peel 4 potatoes.
  2. 2. Cut the chicken into bite size portions according to your own preferences. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  3. 3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan to simmering point. Fry whole peeled potatoes and chicken pieces until golden brown. Remove the fried chicken and potatoes from frying pan.
  4. 4. Add the chopped onions, minced ginger and garlic into the pan. Fry until the onions become transparent. Add the spices, chopped fresh coriander, chicken, 4-5 sausages, potatoes and some water. Mix well and cook until potatoes are soft.
  5. 5. Remove pan from heat and put the mixture in rice cooker.
  6. 6. Wash rice in running water several times until water runs clear. Drain and place in rice cooker with 3 cups of water. Start cooking the pilau. Continue cooking until the rice is ready.
  7. 7. Immediately after the rice is cooked, open rice cooker. Transfer pilau onto a warm serving dish and eat hot.
  8. 8. Enjoy.

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