Creamy Coconutty Rice Pudding and Crepes (Kiru and Folhi)

Happy Ramadan! This creamy coconutty rice pudding is a Ramadan favourite I remember my mom 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 mom, I…

Red Lentil or Dhal rice (Mugu Baiy)

This is a simple,  hearty and nutritious dish made with a few ingredients. Two of my favourites, rice and dhal are cooked together in one pot. I have used red lentils for this recipe as it is quicker to cook. Dhal rice goes well with my  potato curry and coconut and mint sambal or by…

Potato Curry

The humble potato shines in this one pot, quick and easy but flavoursome curry. Use my spice mix if preferred, if not a good store bought curry powder will do too. Freshly toasted spices gives the curry a depth of flavour, use  2 to 3 tablespoons of the curry powder and  reserve the remaining curry…

Cabbage and Egg Rolls (Bis Keemiyaa)

Maldivians love their snacks or hedhikaa as we call them. Almost all of our snacks have tuna in them, hence we are a tuna loving nation. But somehow this maybe the only popular snack without tuna. My daughters loved these and especially my eldest daughter who simply adores this snack. I am pretty pleased when…

Carrot and Green Peas Curry

This is as simple as a curry can get! If you have a bag of frozen peas, carrots and a few spices, then you are in luck. However, if you have time, freshly toasted and ground spices will lift the curry to a new level. If not  use store bought ground spices and it will still…

Crispy Tuna Rolls

These crispy golden tuna rolls are the perfect finger food to enjoy with a cup of tea. Maldivians love tuna and we love making short eats or snacks or finger foods using tuna. These come in various shapes and sizes, and each one has their own unique taste. While almost all of them will have…

Breadfruit Curry (Banbukeyo Bongara)

Breadfruit curry or banbukeyo bongara is a  very popular dish among Maldivians. Originally it is a very hot curry with the use of dried red chillies being the main star of this dish. I have adjusted this curry by reducing the amount of chillies to make it on a low-medium heat level. Feel free to adjust the…

Green Coconut Milk Cake (Fehi Boakibaa)

This is one of my old time favourite Maldivian desserts that I love making.  I often make it for birthdays and afternoon tea times.  I have made it so many times that it’s sometimes called Nattu’s Green Boakibaa. No birthday party will be complete without my favourite Green Boakibaa. We Maldivians love our tea time.  Tea…

Maldivian Style Caramel Pudding

This is caramel pudding, Maldivian style. It’s quick and simple to make. But tastes and looks great! Turn over onto plates once chilled and serve with fresh fruits if you like. Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves 5 Ingredients  5 large eggs   1 tin (395g) sweetened condensed milk  1 tin water, (use…

Yellow Curry with Drumstick Pods (Kiru Garudhiya)

Yellow curry or Kiru Garudhiya is a simple yet tasty curry. You can use potato if you cannot get fresh moringa (drumstick pods). For this recipe I am using drumstick pods, You can find them at Asian grocers. Moringa Tree is also called the Tree of Life because of its immense health benefits. This one of…

Spicy Maldivian Fish Cake (Kulhi Boakibaa)

Maldivians have a love affair with tea and snacks. Where there is tea, snacks are sure to follow. Kulhi Boakibaa or  Spicy Maldivian Fish Cake is one the most popular tea time snacks. It’s one of the easiest and quickest snacks to prepare. Just mix everything in the one bowl and spread it out on…