Dry-spiced Chicken Livers and Giblets

This is a way to enjoy chicken livers for any body who doesn’t quite like the taste of it. An easy  simple recipe but the taste is delicious! Prep time:  20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients  300 grams mix of chicken livers and giblets  5 cloves garlic crushed 1 teaspoon ginger grated 1/2…

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…

Baked Fish (Fihunumas) and Fish soup (Garudhiya)

Maldivians use fresh tuna to cook fish soup. It is a clear fish broth. This is one of the basic and most common dish of Maldivians . Fresh tuna is usually cut and cooked with bones and the heads to give more flavour. The fish broth can be boiled down until it forms a thick brown…

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…

Tuna Rice (Masbaiy)

Today I  am making a tuna rice or Masbaiy. This is a one-pot dish that Maldivians usually cook when they go on picnics. It is also a popular dish cooked for Friday lunch. It is generally served with Maldivian fish paste or thelli rihaakuru, but can be enjoyed on its own with a green salad. Prep…

Cassava Cake (Dhandialuvi Boakibaa)

Cassava cake or Dhandialuvi boakibaa is one of the most loved desserts in Maldivian culture. It is usually made during Ramadan and served with other short eats like Kulhi boakibaa or Maldives Fish Cake. Here is my recipe for cassava cake or Dhandialuvi Boakibaa.  Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Serves 6-8 Ingredients  1 packet…

Spicy Tuna Fish Curry (Kulhiriha)

Maldivians love their tuna. This tuna fish curry is on the spicy side. Feel free to adjust the heat level according to your taste. Spicy tuna fish curry or Kulhiriha is one of the tastiest curries  we  love to eat. It’s also quick and easy to make. It can be eaten with rice for lunch or…

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…

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…