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…

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…

Coconut and Mint Sambal

This is a spicy coconut sambal, that  goes well with the dhal rice and potato curry. Omit the chillies if you like it less spicy. If you cannot find Maldivian smoked tuna, substitute with a drop of fish sauce or leave it out. Ingredients 4 tablespoon desiccated coconut 28g onion chopped 1 clove garlic 1…

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…