Cari Poulet (Curry Chicken - La Reunion)

 I really like chicken. This dish I had more than any other dish while I lived on La Reunion. I was even invited to help prepare the dish with a family. Prepare it from start to finish, I should say. 

 I helped with rounding up the chickens. Then we took one at a time, saying a little prayer, over to the table to take their life with a knife. After that into the hot water to make the feathers ready to pluck. And then we made the meat ready cutting it down into parts to be cooked.

We took the chicken parts inside and made the curry with the other ingredients. For me, it was the first time I had experienced it from the very beginning. Nonetheless, it was the freshest and bestest chicken I've ever had!

Cari Poulet (Curry Chicken La Reunion)

(4 - 6 persons)


·    8-10 drumsticks chicken or chicken cut into pieces to entire

·    a small can of tomatoes , whole or 6 or 7 tomatoes fresh

·    a small can of beans (kidney beans or white), also possible with lenses

·    3 or 4 onions according to size

·    4 or 5 cloves of garlic

·    a piece of ginger

·    soybean oil

·    normal oil

·    saffron

·    thyme to branch or dehydrated (potted)

·    salt , pepper

·    Preparation: 10 minutes

·    Cooking time: 60 minutes

·    Waiting: 0 min

·    Total time: 70 minutes


1 Put the chicken to cook with a background of natural oil. At the end of cooking, add a generous dash of soy oil (will color, brown the chicken).

2 Cut into very small pieces of onion, garlic and ginger (if you have a pestle, c ' the ideal is to crush each ingredient). By booking a party for grains (about a quarter).

3 Remove chicken when cooked. Degrease . Saute onion and garlic and ginger. Add a few sprigs of thyme.

4 Pour a large tablespoon of saffron (will color your plate in orange). Pour the tomatoes. Salt and pepper. Add the chicken and let simmer over low heat for a Haure.

5 Meanwhile: preparation of grains. Saute onions and garlic and ginger. Add a teaspoon of saffron. Pour some soy oil for flavor. Add the beans. Then add a few sprigs of thyme.

6 Cook rice. Serve everything together. You can also add the rougail (chilli paste) to meet all (careful, it's very spicy).

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Joseph Rockwell said…
These recipes look so good! I might need to try a few. I cook a lot, and love trying new dishes.