Easy Mauritian Peanut Sauce is more commonly known as “rougaille pistache” back home. My father makes the BEST peanut sauce ever. I got this recipe from him as I suddenly felt the urge of eating that delicious homemade Mauritian recipe! Back home, I was very rarely in the kitchen, except from sneaking in and eating fried chips or cupcakes which we were not supposed to have before dinner. My mom had to hide them them from the 4 naughty little kids but my sister with her great flair for finding hidden stuffs always found these delicious foods! There are many versions of peanut sauce around the world, including thai, vietnamese, indonesian peanut sauce. How about trying this Mauritian one?
1. For this recipe, you need a good peanut butter. I used the peanut butter with chopped peanuts bits in it. You could also use the smooth peanut butter. The thing is that I like to have some peanut bits when I eat, it feels kind of nice having to have something “crispy”.
2. You need to cut everything finely. Chop your tomatoes very finely or simply blend them in a food processor. Also, cut your onions very small.
Easy Mauritian Peanut Sauce recipe
4 medium tomatoes, chopped very finely or blended in food blender
1/2 medium onion, chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1-2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1. Heat pan. When hot, add 1-2 tbsp oil and let it heat. Add the chopped onions and thyme leaves. Cook over medium heat until most of the water from the onions has evaporated.
2. Add chopped garlic and fry for a few seconds.
3. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until dry or most water has evaporated.
4. Add the tomato sauce and cook for a few minutes until the smell of the tomato sauce fades.
5. Add peanut butter and mix. It will be become a thick consistency. Add some water if you do not want it to be so thick.
6. Season with salt to taste. Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix.
7. Serve with rotis, naan, rice or pasta like me!