Egg is a staple which can be used in several recipes and can be cooked differently as per your preference. It is highly recommended to have it present on your plate since it is a good source of protein. In addition to that, Mauritius has created its own recipes that will definitely amaze your taste buds.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard Boiled Eggs are one of the most easiest items that can be prepared within two to three whistles of the pressure-cooker or by simply boiling eggs in water. Hard boiled eggs are used in salads, pastas or are eaten on its own with some pepper and salt added on top. These are also added to curries.
If you ever find yourself not knowing what to prepare for dinner, then egg curry comes to your rescue. This dish is prepared by most Mauritians using locally prepared spices called Masala. Egg curry is an easy to make dish and the ingredients required are eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, masala powder and ginger-garlic paste. You simply have to get the eggs boiled and once it has been peeled off, it is cooked into the masala with the remaining ingredients. In addition to that, coriander leaves can be added as garnish. Some even add cauliflower to the curry. It is usually served hot, along with some white rice.
Tomato Based Egg Dish (Rougaille D’Oeuf)
A tomato-based egg dish, equally known as Rougaille D’Oeuf by the locals, is one of the most popular dishes in Mauritius. Mouth-watering and easy to prepare, this savoury dish is prepared within hardly 10 to 15 minutes and the required ingredients are tomatoes, eggs, coriander leaves, onions, chilli, ginger-garlic paste and salt. You are only required to fry the egg and prepare the tomato “rougaille” sauce, before adding the fried egg into the sauce. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and you are done! Quick and easy to prepare, this plate is a favourable dish for students and busy wives.
Soy Egg ( Roti D’Oeuf)
Soy sauce based eggs, also known as Roti D’Oeuf, is another Mauritian dish which is easy to prepare and very delicious for the taste buds. Roti D’Oeuf is easily made by adding boiled eggs to a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, cinnamon and water. The egg is left to absorb the sauces and it is then chopped and served as part of a snack or used as topping on noodles. This Mauritian dish is mostly popular during festivity time or during wedding receptions.
Omelettes are a common dish and is mostly preferred by kids where it is quick and easy to prepare. The eggs need to be beaten with some salt and pepper. Tomatoes, onions and chilli as well can be added, along with some chopped coriander, though it is not always required. It is then poured over a hot griddle or pan with oil and is served hot, once both of the sides are cooked.
The most simple dish that you can prepare within a minute. Frying an egg requires only an egg, one tablespoon of vegetable oil and a pan. Heat the pan with oil and simply break the egg onto the pan without whisking it. This fried egg is usually used on the famous Mauritian Dishes, known as “ Mine Bouillie” and “Bol Renverse” ( Magic Bowl). Another way of frying can be done by whisking the egg in a bowl with a pinch of salt. This variation of fried egg is usually cut into small strips and used as toppings on either fried rice or fried noodles.