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…

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…

Maldivian Ravioli or Curried Eggs (Hawaadhulee bis)

This is a favourite tea time snack for Maldivians. A spicy tuna filling goes inside these egg shaped dough balls and after that it’s boiled and lightly coated in a curry sauce. Maldivians call it curried eggs hence the shape, I call it Maldivian ravioli. Soft spicy and delicious. Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time:…

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…

Beetroot Samosas

These beetroot samosas are perfect as a snack or even as a starter. The warmth of the spices goes well together with the sweetness of the beetroot, while the filo pastry gives a lovely crunch. Enjoy on its own or serve with a green salad and Greek yogurt. Or if preferred use my roti recipe…

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…

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 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…