Dhivehi Cuisine also is known as Maldivian cuisine is a cooking practice followed by the people of the Maldives. This food culture is predominantly based on three staples they are, fish, starches and coconuts.
The Maldives being an archipelago located right at the tropics have a healthy population of coconut palms. This is the reason the island has an abundant supply of coconuts. Coconuts are used during the making process of almost all food items in Maldivian cooking – for which it is an essential ingredient. The flesh of the coconut is used in grated form, the grated flesh is also used to extract coconut milk and coconuts are also used to make a lot of desserts as well.
Surrounded by a lively nutrient-rich ocean that teems with marine life, the Maldives has an almost unlimited supply of fish – the country consumes it as well as it exports it. Varieties of tuna, bigeye scad, wahoo, mahi-mahi mackerel scad are some of the fish varieties that are widely consumed around the Maldives. Fishes are consumed in many ways in the Maldives – fish curries, fermented or boiled fish dishes, minced fish fillings in different breads and fried dough items are some of the common ways which the Maldivians have fish.
Every meal in Dhivehi cuisine will have a main starchy dish that would perfectly go with the many side dish a typical Maldivian meal would have. Rice, yams, taro and breadfruit are some of the common starch items one would typically find during a Maldivian meal.
Dhivehi cuisine is highly influenced by Sri Lankan and Indian food cultures which is why curries are a staple for Maldivians. Curries here are a bit more spicy and aromatic and no matter if you consume a vegetable curry or a meat curry you tastebuds will indeed indulge in a tantalizing food tasting experience. If you are planning for a Romantic Dining in the Maldives with your loved one, trying out the Maldivian tuna fish curry could be an interesting way to accentuate your dining experience. You could savour the classic tuna fish curry along with many other decadent curries if you are staying at any of the many popular resort establishments here the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives.