This is adapted from a recipe I saw on the television. Although I liked the sauce it was too spicy for my family, so I made some adjustments and mellowed it down for them to enjoy. This version is hopefully a little more family friendly.


  • 1 whole duck, cut into pieces

  • vegetable oil

  • 1 Tablespoon crushed ginger

  • 1 Tablespoon crushed garlic

  • 1 teaspoon crushed chilli

  • 3 heaped teaspoons curry powder mixed with water to make a runny paste

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • .25 cup fresh coriander

  • 3 large tomatoes

  • 1 Tablespoon cornflour

  • 270mL can coconut cream


  • 1.

    Combine ginger, garlic and chilli.

  • 2.

    In a large saucepan, heat oil and brown duck pieces on both sides.

  • 3.

    Remove duck from the pan and add onion until light brown.

  • 4.

    Add ginger, garlic and chilli paste and stir one minute.

  • 5.

    Add curry paste and stir another 2 minutes.

  • 6.

    Add a cup of water, stir, then add duck back into the pan.

  • 7.

    Add enough water to come ¾ up the duck then cover and simmer 45 minutes.

  • 8.

    Add chopped tomato and simmer a further 5 minutes.

  • 9.

    Combine cornflour with a little cold water to make a paste and add to the duck together with coconut cream.

  • 10.

    Simmer a further 5 minutes then add coriander before serving with rice.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1619kj
  • Fat Total 156g
  • Saturated Fat 63g
  • Protein 40g
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 211mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Duck is usually readily available in Woolworths stores these days.
Alternatively you can use fresh pieces of ginger, garlic and chilli and crush in a mortar and pestle.
Coconut cream may not be Mauritian, yoghurt or sour cream could also be used.
I had enough sauce left to freeze that could be used another time for any sort of basic curry.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
this seems delicious .. I like the flavour of curry with coconut milk ..ymmy yummy.. very tasty ..
I posted one recipe that uses curry and coconut milk but with pasta, it's also spicy, but as i mentioned there, it depends on how much spicy the curry powder that ur using ..