Cheesy Spinach Rotis, with Chilli Oil

  These cheesy spinach rotis are perfect for brunch or even as an afternoon snack.  You can use silverbeet (Swiss Chard) or any greens you prefer. The chilli oil goes well with the rotis. Store the leftover chilli oil in a bottle. The chilli oil is my favourite dip to serve with almost anything. But…

Comforting Chickpea Rice

My chickpea rice is a quick and easy one pan dish.  It’s wholesome and nutritious. It’s delicious and fulfilling. This is my kind of comfort food.This rice dish is a good accompaniment with most curries. You can serve it with fried fish and salad. Or equally good with my Aromatic Lamb Curry     Serves: 4-5…

Nattu’s Bolognese Sauce

This is my favourite way of cooking the classic Italian recipe. It is also my daughter’s favourite. It takes time to cook a good bolognese sauce. Make sure the onion, carrot and celery is finely chopped. Then cook  until caramelised and golden. After that let the meat sauce simmer on low heat for a good…

Maldivian Style Spicy Tuna Tacos

  This is my favourite way of making tuna tacos. We love our tuna and rotis. The rotis are freshly made but you can use store bought tortillas too. The tuna is tossed in a smoky seasoning mix. The dry roasted chillies adds a smoky flavour  to the spice mix. However if you don’t have time…

Mini Caramel Crepes (Caramel Folhi)

This is one of the sweet snacks Maldivians love. It’s popular for teatime and for Ramadan too. They are quick and easy to make.  These mini crepes are soft, delicate and delicious. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/3 cup condensed milk 1/3 cup water 2 large eggs (about 60g each) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Method Place the condensed…

Spicy Potato and Tuna Cutlets and Mini Sliders

Maldivians love tuna and we love making snacks or finger foods using tuna. Tea time and snacks go together and especially during Ramadan we make a few varieties to break our fast. These spicy potato and tuna cutlets are an all time favourite. But wait, it’s not the old cutlets again I hear you say,…

Spicy Maldivian Fish Cake with Couscous (Couscous Boakibaa)

Happy Ramadan. In the spirit of Ramadan I am sharing my fish cake recipe  with couscous. Traditionally Maldivian fish  cake or boakibaa is used with ground rice or nowadays using rice flour. However, for a change why not try with couscous, since couscous is readily available.  It’s the easiest fish cake to make, just mix…

Sweet and Spicy Mango Curry

It is mango season here in Australia, so it’s the perfect time to make a curry.  Fresh juicy mangoes when cooked add a sweetness to the spicy curry. It’s best to use small ripe mangoes and serve each one a whole mango. I used Kensington Pride mangoes as they are the smallest and the sweetest…

Bondibaiy (Rice Pudding) – A Sticky Affair

Happy Eid! Yet again. A celebration of food, family, and friends. I started my food blogging journey on Eid two years ago, with a very traditional Maldivian dessert, Bondibaiy (rice pudding). My food blogging journey would not have started without the help of my daughter, Rubina. She encouraged me to start this humble journey to…

Coconut and Red Dragon Fruit Jelly Hearts

This is a simple but impressive dessert to make. For sure your family and friends will be so impressed when you hand one of these jelly hearts. Dragon fruit is delicious and nutritious too, so all the more reasons to enjoy it! The colour of the red dragonfruit looks amazing. It goes well with the…