Category: Maldivian Recipes

Barabo bai (Pumpkin rice)

Serves: 6 to 7 / Prep time: 40 minutes / Cooking time: 20 to 30 minutes Ingredients 500 gram rice 650 grams pumpkin (chopped) 1400 ml water 21/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoon sunflower or vegetable oil Instruction 1- In to a sauce pan or rice cooker add all ingredients and cook until all water is Read More …

Rihaakuru dhiya

Serves: 8 / Prep time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 big onion sliced very thin 14 curry leaves, chopped 1 Scotch bonnet (Githeyo mirus) or 7 roasted dry red chilies, chopped 150 to 170 grams Rihaakuru 800 ml thick coconut milk Juice of 1 lime 1 teaspoon salt Instruction 1-Into rihaakuru add a little bit of Read More …

Hanaakuri Boava (Roasted Octopus)

Serves: 8  / Prep time: 1/2 hour / Cooking time: 2 hour 20 minutes Ingredients To soften meat 1900 grams Octopus 1/2 cup white vinegar 2 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon salt Enough water to reach 2 inches above the meat To roast meat 1/3 up sunflower oil 2 big onions, sliced 3 spring curry leaf Read More …

Kukulhu Garudiya / Suruva

Serves: 5 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 900 grams whole chicken 4 plump garlic cloves, crushed 1 medium onion, divided into 4 1 tablespoon whole black pepper 12 Curry leaves 2 piece big pandan leaf 2 tablespoon chicken stock / 2 Maggie cubes 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder Salt to Read More …

Miruhulee kukulhu Bai ( Eid Special )

Serves: 8-9 / cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes Ingredients: For curry paste 14 grams fennel 14 grams cumin 4 grams whole pepper 1 medium onion (sliced) 12 curry leaves 1 and 1/2 inch ginger 2 garlic cloves 8 grams red dry chilly or chilly flakes 22 grams grated coconut 1 tsp, salt Enough water to Read More …

Soojee Boakiba (Semolina Cake)

Serves: 7 to 9 / Prep time: 45 minutes / Baking time : 45 minutes to 1 hour Ingredients: 100 grams ghee (ghitheyo) 1/2 cup resins 1/2 cup sea almond (sliced) 1 big onion, sliced 6 piece 2inch pandan leaf 4 cardamom pods 2 piece 3 inch cinnamon stick 1 cup semolina 1 liter full cream Read More …

Handoo Gulha (Savory tuna rice balls)

Serves.2 – 3 / Prep time:2 hour’s/ frying time: 45 minutes Ingredients For the Dough 2 cups rice (soaked overnight in water) 1 teaspoon salt 2 table spoon gated coconut For the filling 290 grams smoked tuna, sliced to very thin pieces 180 grams grated coconut 1 medium size onion, sliced thin 8 curry leaves, Read More …

Juice Patty (Four flavors)

Serves:10 / Prep time: 30 minutes / Freezing time: 8 hours Rose juice patty Ingredients 1 cup water 4 tbsp. Rose syrup 3/4 cup Condensed milk Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour into small string plastic bags (I made three juice patties from this recipe). Tie the bags as firm as you can Read More …

Garudiya (three way)

The Traditional Way Ingredients 250 grams tuna Extra what is added are tuna liver, heart, head, tuna roe, tuna belly, even the bones for a richer broth. 4 cups water 2 tsp salt Instruction: 1_ Heat water in a sauce pan, add salt and let the water simmer. Add tuna along with the extra mentioned Read More …

SOOJI

Serves: 8 /  Cooking time: 20 minutes   Ingredients 2 big onions, sliced thin 1/2 cup resins (hikimeybiskadhuru) 3/4 cup semolina 1 can +  1/3 cup condensed milk 1/2 cup ghee 4 and 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup Jasmin water ( maafen )  or 5 tbsp. rose water 4 piece pandan leaf 2 inch cinnamon 5 Read More …