Coconut for breakfast? ... In Maldives yes!
Maldives is the absolute paradise for many who love gorgeous beaches with the whitest sand and the bluest water of all the blues. Nevertheless, Maldives offers a surprise for all the foodies out there as well. Traditional Maldivian dishes are usually very simple, based on fish, coconut and fresh fruits. Despite the simplicity, the combination of ingredients take you by surprise.
Coco-lovers are going to be thrilled straight with the breakfast. Daily traditional local morning food is Mas Huni - coconut with tuna and Huni Roti - coconut flat bread. I know, fish with coconut sounds little crazy but...we asked for triple portion (it was that good).
Coconut flat bread Roti is basically a side dish to all of the local dishes in Maldives. It`s very similar to Greek pita bread or Indian nan, but it has totally different texture and taste. You can try it yourself, the preparation is very easy and fast.
Mas Huni a Huni Roti
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Ingrediences Mas Huni:
2 cans tuna in water, crumbled
1 small red onion diced finely
1 red chilli diced finely
juice and zest of 2 limes
grated fresh coconut or rehydrated dried shredded coconut (cover coconut with hot water or coconut milk for at least 30min, best overnight)
few coriander leaves (if you like it don`t be afraid to add more)
table spoon of warm coconut oil
Mix tuna with onion, chilli, juice and zest of lime in bigger bowl. Add coconut, coconut oil, coriander, salt and pepper. Leave the flavors to develop for a while. Mas Huni is served cold.
Ingrediences Huni Roti:
4 caps sifted flour
2 caps dried shredded coconut
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut (if you don`t have just add more dried coconut)
3 table spoon coconut oil
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tea spoon salt
In the food processor mix all ingredients except water. Add water gradually until you get light dough. Then form little pancakes of a thickness of 1-2 cm and bake them on a non-stick pan for about 2 minutes on each side. Serve hot with Mas Huni.
Bon Appetit !
Have you found the courage to prepare Mas Huni yourself ? Let us know how you liked it :)