Seychellois Kari Koko

Kari Koko - Seychellois Coconut Curry

Coconut curries are preferred dinner dishes on the Seychelles Islands. Very popular are the octopus and chicken curries. This recipe for a one-pot chicken curry dish with three sides: a fresh-fruity salad, rice, and “Ladob”.
Nutmeg Creates a Coconut Heaven

Ladob is a side made from sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk. You can substitute sweet potatoes with plantains or banana. This dish is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Ladob Dessert

Our tip: If you are too busy to make all for one dinner, save the Ladob for a dish with grilled fish. Or go for a Ladob banana dessert. Just add 1/2 cup of sugar or agave syrup and optional vanilla powder.

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  • Substitute chicken with veal or fish filet.
  • Eggplant is a great substitute for a vegetarian coconut curry.
  • Add a green papaya chutney (see recipe below).
The Kari Koko Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, onion, chili, cumin, garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek, ginger, yellow mustard, cardamom, black pepper

Papaya Chutney


  • 1 green papaya (unripe)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lime for juice
  • oil, salt & pepper
  • Optional: 1 chili pepper


  1. Finely grate papaya.
  2. Halve and finely slice onion.
  3. In a BOWL, mix papaya with 1 tsp salt. Set aside for 10 minutes. Drain and squeeze all liquid out.
  4. In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat and fry onions until they turn translucent.
  5. Optionally, add finely sliced chilies and fry for oneĀ minute.
  6. Add papaya and continue to fry for about 5 minutes, until the papaya is tender.
  7. Season to taste with lime juice, salt & pepper.
Green Papaya