The Maldives – Traditional Long Eats

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Long eats is not basically a dish but a combination of different dishes. So this includes many dishes and that is why it is called Long eats. The important part of the dish is it always includes fish dish. In the ancient times of the Maldives, long eats were not discovered so people call it big breakfast. Now, these big breakfasts are called long eats.

The Maldives – Traditional Kulhi Boakibaa

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Kulhi Boakibaa is basically made of tuna fish and spices and this is why it is called savory dessert. This is very similar to Aluvi Boakibaa but the difference is Aluvi Boakibaa cake is made of coconut and it is sweet. This recipe was made by a famous chef of the Maldives in early times.

The Maldives – Traditional Gulha (Dumplings)

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Gulha is basically considered as dumplings because they are small in size and biteable. In the Maldives, they are called short eat or evening snack. This dish is named GULHA because this snack is small and the word is also small. Gulha was very famous in ancient times as well as now. This was considered a royal dish.

The Maldives – Thukaree Riha (Maldivian Vegetable Curry)

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Maldavian vegetable curry is so delicious and very different from a very common vegetable curry. This dish is not soo dry it has a little bit of thick gravy in it and this is why it is called VEGETABLE CURRY. This is available at restaurants and also at street vendors.

The Maldives – Aluvi Baokibba (Cassava Coconut Cake)

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Aluvi Baokibba is also known as cassava coconut cake. This is the specialty of Maldives. You can serve this to any occasion to impress the guests. In the early times, coconut has to be the main ingredient of many dishes either it is dessert, starter, or main course. But now coconut is not the main ingredient of the dish but there are a few recipes in which coconut is the main ingredient like Aluvi Baokibba, Maroshi, etc.

The Maldives – Mas Huni (Tuna With Spices)

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Mas Huni is one of the most popular and appetizing breakfasts in the Maldives. Mas Huni is basically smoked shredded tuna with coconut, lemon, and onions. In the past, almost 90 percent of dishes contain coconut but in grated form. Maldivian cuisine is also called Dhivehi cuisine in early times.

The Maldives – Aluvi Riha (Potato Curry)

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Aluvi Riha is one the most delicious dish in the Maldives. Fish is the most important part of this dish and you can only use tuna fish. Curries like Aluvi Riha were eaten with roshi or flatbread in old times. This dish is available in any restaurant in the Maldives.

The Maldives – Traditional Maroshi (Filled Chapatti)

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The most popular and the yummiest dish of the Maldives are ''MAROSHI''. Maroshi is basically a chapatti (tortilla) which is filled with smoked tuna, fresh coconut, and some spices with curry leaves. This dish is also very popular in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Kuwait, etc. The interesting part of the dish is all the elements of the dish are savory except coconut.

The Maldives – Boshi Mashuni (Flower Banana Salad)

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Boshi Mashuni is one of the most unique and appetizing salads in The Maldives. This is a crunchy, savory, and healthy salad. The interesting part of this dish is the salad is served on leaves, not on plates.

Maldives – Bis Keemiya (Filled Pastry)

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Bis Keemiya is a delicious pastry filled with tuna, egg, spices, vegetables. This is so popular in the Maldives it is similar to rolls and samosa. This is also very famous in India, Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan, etc. The pastry is a little sweet so it tastes really good with spiced filling.