Sunday, June 19, 2022

Breadfruit Croquettes


It's breadfruit season, which means they are cheaper and also lots of local breadfruit dishes being prepared in most homes.  Since I have touched quite a lot of local recipes I wanted to try and make something different. So I googled breadfruit and saw that it is very popular in the Caribbean. I came across this recipe by Chef Mirelle in  a website, where the breadfruit is turned into small balls and enjoyed as a snack. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Banbukeyo Kaneydhelonumas ( yellow breadfruit curry)

 I have shared so many recipes of breadfruit, that I am scratching my head wondering what else is left for me to try. One recipe that I have missed is this one, Kaneydhelonumas. quite a mouthful, I know but let's call it yellow breadfruit curry. Similar to Kirugarudhiya but for some reason the name changes when it came to the breadfruit version. 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Rihaakuru pasta

First of all, My heart is heavy about the school shooting that happened in Texas. I know there are so many kids already dying in War-torn Syria, and Afganistan and even Ukraine. But no child should die, regardless of their race, gender or religion. It's a child for crying out loud, what is his or her crime? 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas is a Mexican dish where tortillas are filled with a meat or vegetarian filling along with cheese and then arranged in a baking dish over a sauce and then drizzled with more sauce and lots of cheese. A lot like the Lasagne. 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

One pot Chicken Pilaf


 Eid means Biryani. While biryani was rarely made during the earlier days, now a lot of homes make Biryani. While I love Biryani I hate the clean-up that follows. So I tried to come up with something that uses minimal pots and pans so you don't have a pile of washing up after you finish. 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Sevoonaru (vermicilli pudding)

My little one loves to try recipes that he discovers in his storybooks. He loves The Planet Omar series by Zanib Mian.  He discovered Seviyan a vermicelli pudding that is a Pakistani and also an Indian dessert.  Even in a Maldivian recipe book, I found a similar recipe called Sevoonaru.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Huni Hakuru ( Sweet Coconut Pastries)

Reposting this recipe because I found out the fried version of this recipe is called another name so I  made these again and baked them, because it is either baked or steamed and not fried. Will be posting about the fried ones once I find out the story behind it.

Huni Hakuru is this sweet pastry which is eaten as a tea time snack. The filling is made of gabulhi huni ( the meat found inside a slightly young coconut, but not as young as the ones you drink) cooked with sugar , pandan and cardamon. Once its well cooked and sticky , its cooled and placed in a dough and shaped like a curry puff. Traditionally it is either steamed or baked. I am not a fan of the steamed version so I baked it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Muhbehdhi ( dhal and tuna fritters)

I used to think muhbehdhi and kavaabu were the same thing, until I decided to check it out from the local cookbooks I have. It turns out it is a mix between kavaabu and mugu kavaabu. Unlike mugu kavaabu, muhbehdhi uses soaked dhal where as in mugu kavaabu the dhal is cooked before it is used. And muhbehdhi also uses rihaakuru in the mixture. 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Gulab Jamun Cake


I love Gulab Jamun, but I hate making them. It was on Instagram when I first came across this cake. One of my old classmates posted this beautiful cake, a recipe by Hetal Vasavada's Gulab Jamun cake.  

Friday, April 22, 2022

Cheesy tuna and vegetable croquettes

 During Ramadhan , some of us forget to eat our vegetables. I don't know about you but if you think about it, in the old days the only time a vegetable will go into our bodies is in mas huni, non of the snacks have any form of vegetable in with the exception of cutlets and bis keemiya. According to Jamie Oliver, potato is not a vegetable it is a starch so I guess it doesn't count. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Pizza Lasagne

In my home, there are two favorites, one is pizza and the other is lasagne. While working on recipes for this Ramadhan, I wondered what I can do to put a pizza on a lasagne. After playing around with different ideas I came up with this.