Terre Exotique Mild Mauritius Massale - 60gRegular price $13.00
The French expeditioner, botanist and colonial administrator Pierre Poivre, was the first to introduce spice plants (nutmeg, cloves and pepper) to Mauritius in the 18th century. He wanted to turn Mauritius into a spice producing island and put a stop to the Dutch monopoly of the spice trade.
Mild Mauritius massalé is a wondrous mix of roasted spices with intense sweet flavours and mild notes of smoked pepper. Its magnificent complex aromas are released as soon as it is slightly heated. Mild Mauritius massalé appeared at the beginning of the 18th century in Mauritius with the arrival of Indian immigrants who brought the recipe with them.
It will enhance home-made vegetable achars (pickled vegetables), sautéed shrimps, fish curry or sausage rougail. It is used to season the famous “Biryani”, a local indo-musulman dish traditionally served at weddings, which is made from basmati rice and marinated meat. It can be mixed with yoghurt as a delicious sauce or added to desserts (doughnuts, rice pudding, fresh orange fruit salad…etc).
Ingredients: Saffron, coriander, cumin, mustard, dholl, rice, fenugreek, black, pepper, cinnamon, clove, chicken curry leaves (Murraya koenigii).