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HOW TO COOK: Fish & Aubergine Curry ‘Carri Poisson’

Aubergine Curry carri poisson

Fish & Aubergine Curry is on the menu today in our ‘How To Cook’ series on the Real Mauritius Blog

Serves 4-6

Preperation 15 mins

Cooking 25 -30 mins


6 Fish fillets cut into medium size chunks or steaks
1 large aubergine, cut into strips or batons,(alternatively if you can get hold eggplant you will need 4-5)
Vegetable Oil to Fry the Fish & Cooking
1 medium onion sliced
1 heaped tsp ginger & garlic paste
½ tsp five spice seeds also called […]

How to cook roast Spatchcocked Lemon Chicken

what is spatchcocked chicken and how to cook it

Roast Chicken is on the menu today! For those already on the beautiful Island of Mauritius it’s a great one to prepare for a BBQ either at home or at the seaside, under the filao tree, sea breeze – proper Mauritian style.

For the rest of us who aren’t so lucky to be in paradise right now, I’m going to show you step by step how to make this simple yet delicious meal.


What is spatchcock chicken?

It’s a name given to a flattened chicken whereby a whole chicken is cut in […]

How long is the flight from London to Mauritius?

how long is the flight from london to mauritius

So you’ve booked your tickets to Mauritius, woohoo! The next question you may be asking is how long is the flight from London to Mauritius? Well from London Heathrow it takes on average 12 hours – that’s for a non-stop, direct flight from London to Mauritius.

The first time I went to Mauritius from the UK is when I was 10 months old. I have no idea how my parents coped with a screaming baby on a 12 hour flight – I would of no way done that with my son! My son is now 6 and […]

What is roti?

what is roti

There are many different names, types and variations of roti but before we get into that, first things first what is roti?

Roti is a traditional Indian flat bread that is served hot and fresh with dishes like meat or vegetable curry. You eat it with your hands and use the bread to eat what’s on your plate.You don’t need to use any cutlery like a spoon or fork to eat your curry as you use the roti to do this. Great idea as it saves time on the washing up! I can remember once […]

Dark , Desolate and Depressing – My first time in the UK


It is exactly 40 years since I left for the U.K

I departed for the airport, in Mauritius one early morning in January 1974, I was 21 years old. I bade farewell to my family and that was the last time I saw my Dad – he died in 1977, aged 60.

Looking back now that was the most painful memory of my life.

In those days we used to write and send some money home almost every month. None of this instant emailing or facebook, my Mum and Dad could only know what I was getting up to in […]

Tired, hungry & no money

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Reminiscences from 1970’s 

My first ever flying experience to the U.K was via Rome by Alitalia in 1974 as a young man ready for great adventures! However as all of you who emigrated to work and/or study in the u.k know full well the reality was all too different – it was mostly hard work in those early years !!

Fast forward to the present day and the U.K remains a great country and hundreds of thousands of people still coming here every year in search of a better life. But lets go back […]

8 ways to get cheap flights to Mauritius

cheap flights to mauritius travel tips

I’m going to tell it to you straight (sorry) – it is expensive to fly over to Mauritius but luckily Dad has put together this brill article on ways to get cheap flights to Mauritius.

If you managed to get a lower priced flight please comment below so we can add it into this post and help others to get a bit of a discount!


The main international carriers to Mauritius from Europe are BA , Air France , Emirates Airlines and Air Mauritius.

It is most advisable to shop around for competitively priced tickets. A good bargain is […]

Why I don’t deserve to be called a Mauritian

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Hello lovely. I love you already because you’re on our website, so thank you! My name is Veena V and I’m the founder of this site, you can read who else runs this blog here.

Mauritius is like paradise or as famous author Mark Twain said
“God created Mauritius first and then paradise was copied  after it..” (Very true!)

With this is mind, I feel that when people ask me ‘where are you from?’ I don’t really deserve to say that I come from Mauritius. This is because I see myself as British, I was born […]

VIDEO: Holidays to Mauritius (Raw footage)

Welcome to our first ever youtube video! This is some raw footage of our family holidays to Mauritius that was filmed in 2005! Every time I watch it, it makes me really miss Mauritius and I really can’t wait to go again. What are your memories of Mauritius? Or what are you looking forward to seeing if you’ve never been? Comment below – would love to know!

Family holidays to Mauritius
Holidays to Mauritius for our family are quite different to your ‘normal’ holiday to a foreign country. Because we still have a lot of family […]

When is the best time to visit Mauritius?

Best time to visit Mauritius

Mauritius is sunny and warm all year round (even the island’s winter has highs of around 25 degrees!) but when is the best time to visit Mauritius?
There is no ‘best time to visit Mauritius’ instead it depends on your personal choice and what you want from your holiday.
If you’re looking for that definite answer then read below to find out when is the best time to go in terms of the weather in Mauritius and the cost of flights, as both vary.


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