Flavors of Maldives
Flavors of Maldives
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A culinary journey to Maldives

Maldivian food revolves largely around fish (mas), in particular tuna (kandu mas), and draws heavily from the Sri Lankan and south Indian tradition, especially Kerala. Dishes are often hot, spicy and flavored with coconut, but use very few vegetables. A traditional meal consists of rice, a clear fish broth called garudhiya and side dishes of lime, chili and onions. Curries known as riha are also popular and the rice is often supplemented with roshi, unleavened bread akin to Indian roti, and papadhu, the Maldivian version of crispy Indian poppadums.

Some specialities
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mas huni
shredded smoked fish with grated coconuts and onions, the most common Maldivian breakfast

fihunu mas
barbequed fish basted with chili

bambukeylu hiti
breadfruit curry


Central photo : A typical Maldivian meal: masroshi pastries, mas riha fish curry, papadhu, grilled fish, rice and sweet black tea.

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