Here’s why Indian food is popular in Mauritius
For a person visiting Mauritius for the first time, you don't expect Indian food to be so predominant there. However, Indian dishes such as dal makhani, nan, samosas, biryani, mutton curry and several more are very much a part of Mauritian cuisine. The question is, how is there such a strong Indian influence in Mauritius? The reason is that in the 18th century, Indian indentured labourers who came to Mauritius got along with them their recipes, which became popular in Mauritius, with a few modifications. Currently 68% of the national population have Indian ancestry.