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Spicy Mauritian Coleslaw

This spicy crunchy coleslaw is delicious with cold chicken and a mixed leaf salad. 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mauritius
Servings: 6
Author: Shelina Permalloo, Sunshine on a Plate


  • 100 grams white cabbage
  • 100 grams carrots
  • 100 grams green beans
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 green chillies
  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • salt to taste


Shelina’s recipe calls for a tablespoon of salt but I tend to use only a little in my cooking so to me that seemed excessive. She also uses 3 tablespoons of mustard seeds but I found this too strong for my taste. I used 7 green finger chillies. 5 to 10 was the amount suggested, depending on your taste for spicy food.