Here we landing on R today and I am super happy to introduce this cuisine letter R to my readers. Do you know samosas doesn't only exist in India but also found in some African countries, Even the famous south India masala vadai is found in many countries with different names given to them. Today I chose One such country or to mark its a french colonial Island which is near Mauritius and I loved to read about the island thoroughly when I researched about this island Réunion island previously called as Borbon island in french they call it La Réunion. It is located in the Indian ocean. There is a combination of cuisines followed here Indian, chinese, french, madagascar and african making it am exotic collection which will interest all the people living here. French influence is more enriched in each recipe and the dishes will not taste as they are in other countries.
Eating is one of the favorite part in this island . The traditional "Cari" / curry is served in a meal cari traditional has fish , meat with garlic, onion, lots of tomatoes , turmeric , cloves and ginger. Caris are eaten with plain white rice and our accompanied with a salad called Rougali. And of course the very famous beer here called borbon and it is so famous that this island was also called as Borbon island. The very famous street goods here is Bouchons which is nothing but Dim sums stuffed with pork traditionally , Bonbon piment or also know as chilli bites which is a transformed version of masal vada with lima beans / butter beans and also the very famous Samoussas filled with meat and also veg versions are available here. I was so happy to see that the cuisine is similar to Indian and other asian countries and instantly decided to do all fried street food from this island. Gateaux Piment is the name given to the masala vadai we have with some very little change the taste is similar to the vadai we make in India. Gateaux Piment Is also made in mauritius and had with green chutney as we have in India. Lets move on to the recipe for this tempting fried delights we had it for our evening snacks HD was so happy even My daughter enjoyed eating those crispy Samoussas.. For the recipes I referred here and as it was similar to our south India recipe I adapted My own recipe. For samoussa they have meat stuffing instead I made the veg version by adding potatoes.