The Best of Maldivian Cuisine – Giving your taste buds the treat of their lives

Delicious! It is the perfect word that goes along with Maldivian food lore. You will simply be at a loss when you have to pick the very best of the Maldivian cuisine.




Ask anyone even a foreigner about Mashuni. They will tell you what it is. For Mashuni is the commonest breakfast you will come across in the Maldives. This delicacy has flourished decades owing to its spicy taste emanating from the smoked tuna dish with coconut.





DhonRiha literally means fair curry. It is a white fish curry with a coconut milk base, and a number of spices to give it a unique flavour. If you are in this country on a romantic holiday, ensure to reserve your stay in a resort that offers private dining in Maldives the likes of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort which serves these best of Maldivian cuisine.





This is a flavoursome fish broth that is served with rice, onions, chilli and lime. It’s a fabulous comfort food and the broth is quite wholesome.




This is another dessert that is unique to Maldives. Although it appears like your average banana fritter, the Maldivian twist comes from the addition of coconut to the coating. Thus, it is best of both the worlds, the beloved bananas enveloped in a taste of Maldives.

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Common Dishes in Maldives – The Distinctive and Delectable Cuisine of the Maldives


The Maldives islands are unique in so many ways. It is the most geographically dispersed nation in the world, and a nation that many would currently label as the most dreamed about tourism destination in the world. The various islands that make up the Maldives are adorned with pristine beaches, lush tropical scenery and luxurious establishments such as the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort.


One thing that you should truly indulge in if you find yourself in this island nation is the food. You can visit various Maldives restaurants and sample differing takes on these unforgettable dishes.


Considering that the Maldives consist of a bunch of islands, fish and seafood plays a leading role in their diet. One of the best ways to start off your day is with some mashuni. This is the essential breakfast dish and it is an indulgent paste that is made by mixing together tuna, onions, chilli and shredded coconut. There’s a vegetarian version of this as well where tuna is replaced with mashed pumpkin.


Mashuni is usually consumed with a flatbread known as roshi. It is essential almost identical to an Indian chapatti. If you prefer to have breakfast on the go, then masroshi is definitely something for you. It’s a bun like snack made by stuffing mashuni into roshi and then baking it. There’s a similar deep fried dish called gulha where small balls of dough are filled with mashuni and then deep fried to form indulgent bite-sized snacks.


Gulha is a type food that falls under an umbrella term known as hedhikaa which refers to a variety of Maldivian snacks. Popular snacks from this category include keemia which is a deep-fried fish roll, and kulhi boakiba, a spicy fish cake.


There are many more culinary delights to explore in the Maldives so if you ever find yourself in this astonishingly beautiful country, be sure to sample as much food as you can. Remember, variety is the spice of life.


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