With a large number of Indians in Mauritius, the local cuisine includes lots of dishes with Indian flavours. Here’s what you must try if you want a taste of home.
The sight of many an Indian face or rather Mauritians with roots that date way back to India is not a mere coincidence but a result of history. In the 17th century the French rule migrated as many as 17,000 Indians as slaves and some as free men to Mauritius. A huge majority of the population migrated from present-day Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and a minority from Mumbai.
This was followed by the British rule in the 18th century which led to a boom of sugarcane fields inviting work opportunities for more migrants from India. The successive generations went on to become citizens of Mauritius in the 20th century.
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