Saturday, February 2, 2019

Rihaakuru Dhiya

I love rihaakuru! Its a salty fish paste that is a local favorite. I am lucky to be able to get good quality rihaakuru from my hubby's aunt who makes rihaakuru. My mother rarely made this as  she usually made rihaakuru gardhiya which I loved. I gave this a try and its delicious!

Yield: 4  

Rihaakuru Dhiya

Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: total time: 10 mins

A delicious Maldivian favorite


  • 1 small or 1/2 a medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 piece scotch bonnet or 2-3 green chillies
  • 6-8 curry leaves, thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp rihaakuru


  1. Mix the onion and lime juice and tiny pinch of salt and squash with your fingertips till they release their juices.
  2. Add rihaakuru, curry leaves, chillies and mix again.
  3. Add a little water and then finally stir in coconut milk. Taste adjust salt, rihaakuru and lime juice. 
  4. Let the flavors develop for about 10 minutes, then serve with coconut milk rice ( that,s rice cooked in coconut milk) smoked tuna, onion wedges, and moringa leaves.
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