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. It’s certainly not to the faint hearted. But fear not,  I have adjusted  the heat by reducing the amount of chillies to make…

Traditional Maldivian Egg Curry

Maldivians love curries. This egg curry is mildly spiced and the use of desiccated coconut makes the curry thicker. However, if you find making the curry paste is hard, you can use a good  store bought roasted curry powder. I have cooked this curry a few times to fine tune the recipe. In Maldives, we have…

Aromatic Lamb Curry

My family and friends love this curry and particularly one friend who just adores this curry. Even though it takes a fair amount of time to cook, it is a simple dish to prepare. You can leave it on low heat and keep an eye on it from time to time while you continue with…

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…

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…

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…