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…

Creamy Coconutty Rice Pudding and Crepes (Folhi and Kiru)

Happy Ramadan! This creamy coconutty rice pudding is a Ramadan favourite I remember my mum making a big pot of this pudding and serving it with crepes for the first day of Ramadan. I love to dip my crepes in the pudding. So the tradition still continues, and in memory of my beloved mum, I…

Tapioca Pearl Pudding or Sago Pudding

  This is a Maldivian style dessert, which is a bit on the sweeter side as most of our desserts tend to be. I have decreased the amount of sugar in this recipe but if you feel it’s too much, you can reduce the amount to your liking. We normally use jasmine flower water in…

Cassava pudding (Dhandialuvi Kandhi)

This is a popular dessert among Maldivians, especially during Ramadan. If fresh cassava is not available you can use frozen whole cassava sold in Asian Grocers. You can also substitute plantain instead of cassava. Feel free to adjust the consistency if you feel it’s too thick, by adding more water or coconut milk.  Prep time: …

Maldivian Caramel Pudding

This is caramel pudding, Maldivian style. It’s quick and simple but tastes and looks great!  Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves 5 Ingredients  5 large eggs   1 tin (395g) sweetened condensed milk  1 tin water, (use the same condensed milk tin) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean pod Method…

Traditional Maldivian Dessert: Bondibaiy

Happy Eid! Today is a day of celebration after the most important day in the Muslim calendar, the day of Arafat, where pilgrims gather at one place and pray. So on this special occasion, let’s begin with an all-time favourite Maldivian dessert called bondibaiy, which is a sticky pudding,  made with either rice, sago, breadfruit or…