December 9, 2019

Rougaille -a spicy Creole Dip } Mauritian Cuisine | Gluten Free and Vegan Dips

Rougaille (pronounced as roo-gahyor Red Sauce or Spicy Sauce as its known in Mauritian Cuisine is believed to be a hot (pun intended!) favourite amongst the locals. Mauritian Cuisine is a blend of Indian, Arabic, French /  Creole cuisine.  This dip is almost a National Cuisine like the Roti /Farata. 

This week @ FoodieMondayBloghop under the @224DueSouth Theme (suggested by yours truly), we are exploring dishes from the Southern Hemisphere  where we have close to 20+ countries and so many hundred cuisines. Today, I have Mauritian theme as the chosen country, from where I had posted Gram Bouilli - a vegan and GF snack featuring chickpeas as the main ingredient. 


Today's dip is not just served with any snack (or gajaks as the local deep-fried snacks are known), but is also a base for many gravies with shrimp, fish, chicken and other protein. Dhal Puri is another favourite amongst the locals, which I wanted to serve with this dip, but instead made a paratha (or a flatbread - that recipe with a secret vegetable coming up soon :-)). 

The dip was just right for us, although spice in Mauritian Cuisine is primarily from Green chillies rather than Chilly powder. The original recipes use a lot more oil, which would lend a consistency like this Homemade Spicy Schezwan Sauce, but I felt it was right oil for us.    

More GF, Vegan Dips like this include :

  1. 5-min Dahiwali Hari Chutney - a Zero Cook, GF Dip for Kebabs and Tikkas
  2. Video Recipe - Amba Khatta from Orissa | GF & Vegan Raw Mango Condiment
  3. Indian Spice Roasted Carrot Hummus | Vegan, GF and Plant Based
  4. Xnipec Salsa (Jain version) | Mexican Dip
  5. Chilli Cinnamon Almond Dip
  6. Tomato Mint Coriander Chutney (Salsa) | Vegan,GF (oil free too)
  7. Tomato Thokku (tomato pickle)
  8. Vegan Almond Basil Pesto | Vegan and GF
  9. Beetroot Hummus | GF, Vegan 
  10. Muhammara with a twist !!
  11. Papaya Ginger Lime Relish
  12. Baba Ganoush

Let's get to today's recipe: 
Rougaille - a spicy , Tomato based Vegan and GF dip from Creole Cuisine
Prep time - 5 min, Cook time - 15 mins
Course : Dip , spice level - Medium


Ingredients:
Red, Ripe tomatoes - 4 large
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Thyme - fresh / dried (I used the latter, but the former is preferred) - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Finely chopped thai red chillies - 1 small (adjust spice)
Oil - 2 TBSP
Finely Chopped Coriander leaves - 1tsp (I didn't add)

PIN FOR LATER


How to make:
Wash and chop tomatoes (I pureed them into largish chunks). In a pan, heat oil, add the ginger garlic paste and the pureed tomatoes. Add salt. Cook and cover till mushy. 
Add the thai red chillies, thyme and add 1-2 TBSP of water and cook again till it coats the back of a spoon. 
Serve with veg crudites / potato wedges or even Dhal Roti or Roti Farata . (Or store as a base for making Creole gravies with any protein)


8 comments:

  1. Look at that bright red colour! I love the flavours in this dip. Did you serve it with parathas?

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    1. Thanks Priya :) yes, i did serve it with Parathas :)

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  2. Wow dip looks yummy and loved the vibrant colour. Red chilli thyme its sounds spicy and flavorful. This dip will also perfect with stuffed paratha.

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  3. I loved this vibrantly coloured flavorful tomato dip. I would love to pair it with my aloo paratha.

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  4. Loved the flavours in this hot and fiery red dip.. perfect with some pita chips wraps or to spice up dal chawal..

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  5. Oh my using a fiery Thai chili, definitely makes this dip hot hot hot. Looks so colorful and one that be served with so many different dishes.

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  6. I love this vibrant fiery red dip. This spicy dip is surely my kind. This dip is so versatile and can be served with so many dishes .

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  7. so colorful and flavorful dip. I am always big fan of such spicy dip and looks so tempting

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