It wasn’t my intention to make burritos, this was Thomas’ doing. I made a curry that was to be served on a plate. The idea is to eat the curry with pieces of roti. When the roti’s finished you’re supposed to add rice to the curry and eat it with your fingers. That all changed when Thomas decided to put it all together burrito style and I must admit I liked it.
Have you ever noticed how men like to be able to hold their meal in their hand all at once and eat it? Hamburgers, hotdogs, kebabs, sandwiches and burritos to name just a few examples. What’s that about?
Anyway, back to the current menu. The curry I made is very common in Mauritius, it’s called Carry Gros-Pois (butter bean curry). I added fried aubergine to the curry, if you like you could add potato instead or just leave it out. You can use store bought flat bread / roti but you honestly can’t beat home made roti. If you have the time it’s well worth your while making the roti yourself.
This was a very tasty meal and unbelievably cheap to make! A can of butterbeans in the local Asian shop was €0.55 and I bought the aubergine in Lidl for €0.49 (on offer). All in, I fed our family of 5 for less than €5.
Thomas’ Mauritian Burritos!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Number of servings: 6
1 table spoon of coconut oil or ghee
2 cans Butter bean (drained)
1 Aubergine chopped in small 1 inch cube
1 chopped onions
3 fresh plum tomatoes or 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes
2 table spoon curry powder
1 tea spoon of garlic paste
1 tea spoon of ginger paste
Salt To taste
Water as required
- Fry the chopped aubergine in hot oil. Keep aside.
- In the same oil fry some onions. Add ginger garlic paste and chopped tomatoes and simmer until tomatoes are cooked and reduced.
- Mix the curry powder in few tbsps of water and add to the tomatoes.
- Cook until oil is bubbling on top of the curry paste. Add the butter beans and stir
- Add about 1/2 cup of water to form a sauce.
- Season and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add more water if needed
- Garnish with some chopped coriander.
- Serve hot or cold with some mauritian faratas, rotis or brown rice
- Or make Burritos!