Seychellois Kari Koko

Seychellois Kari Koko

The Seychelles Islands extend over 115 isles in the Indian Ocean. This Creole dish from the smallest African country is served with a fresh-fruity salad and rice. Optionally, add "Ladob", sweet potatoes cooked in spiced coconut milk.
Hands-on Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seychellois
Servings 3


Shopping list

  • 1.25 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 - 15 oz
  • 2 cup rice
  • 2 sour apple grated
  • 1 cup grated carrots or turnips
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1-2 lemons for juice
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit

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



  • Cook rice according to package instructions.


  • Mix apples, carrots, and/or turnips.
  • Add to taste: lemon juice, salt & pepper.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil. Mix well.
  • Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.

Kari Koko

  • In a POT, heat 1 tbsp oil. Fry onions until translucent.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and Kari Koko Spices. Stir-fry 1 minute.
  • Add chicken and salt to taste. Stir-fry 3 minutes.
  • Mix in coconut milk. Cook about 20-30 minutes over medium-low heat, until the chicken is cooked and the sauce thickened. Stir occasionally.


  • Serve Kari Koko over rice with the salad or green papaya chutney (see notes).
  • Optionally, add the ladob side dish (see notes).
  • Enjoy!


▪ Substitute chicken with veal, fish fillet, or eggplant.
 See also the following recipes:
ladob side dish or dessert
green papaya chutney