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Best Dishes to Try in Maldives – A Maldivian Treat for your Taste-buds

Tantalize your taste-buds Maldivian style with this list of scrumptious Maldivian dishes that will certainly leave you craving for more. Below are a few names of must-try treats in Maldives,


Bis Keemiya

You may have heard of the samosa before but the Bis Keemiya feels a little more different. Simple yet scrumptious the Bis Keemiya can be consumed any time of the day. Basically, it is just a pastry that is stuffed with the characteristic curry and then deep fried. To make the Bis Keemiya you will need to sort the dough with some flour and butter and while it rests temper in some onions, tuna and chillies. Add some lime and you have got a tangy curry ready to be stuffed in the dough. This is how simple it is to create this light and tasty snack.


Banbukeylu Harisa

In Maldives, another popular ingredient rich in starch is the breadfruit. The curry version of this delicious fruit is known as Banbukeylu Harisa. Yellow in colour this is definitely one delicious curry. Cooked using generous portions of coconut milk, this curry has a slight lemony tang to it and goes perfectly well with rice, roti and even bread. Ever so tender, the well-cooked breadfruit pieces just melt in the mouth with every bite. The highlight of this dish is the combination of its texture and taste which certainly makes it one of a kind.



One of the best breakfast treats you will ever come across in the Maldives is without a doubt the Mashuni. Perfectly complementing both roti and rice this dish is a treat no matter how often you have it. Mashuni is prepared using smoked tuna combined and is combined with all-time favourite local coconut flakes. One alternative way to make Mashuni is to add the Mashuni inside the rotation prior to baking it. This gives it a sandwich like a feel which is called Masroshi.



Roshi is the Maldivian version of roti. It may seem like every other tortilla but its slightly softer thanks to the hot water added to the dough. Roshi is so common in the Maldives that you can find it in nearly any of the Maldives restaurants. Even resorts like Milaidhoo Maldives have restaurants that come with extensive menus where Roshi is always included. Be it fine dining or casual eating, Roshi is always welcome.


Boshi Mashuni

Maldivians have a unique way of creating salads and the Boshi Mashuni is proof of this fact. The best part is that every ingredient used in this dish makes it super healthy but that said the taste is in no way compromised. The salad is prepared by combining banana flowers, fresh coconut, coriander leaves and some spices. It tastes tangy overall and perfectly complements steamed rice. This salad can be prepared almost anywhere in the world. All you need to do is get some banana flowers and the rest of the ingredients are readily available.