Maldives, the picturesque island nation floating on the turquoise Indian Ocean is one of the biggest crowd pullers in Asia, in terms of tourists. Thousands of travelers throng Maldives from all parts of the world for enjoying a charming vacation on the lap of Mother Nature, where absolute serenity mesmerizes one’s soul. But breathtaking scenic beauty is not the only thing that Maldives attracts people for. What adds to the flavor of Maldives packages for visitors is the local cuisine. Mouthwatering delicacies of different varieties make lunch, dinner and breakfast exciting for the gastronomists. If you a food lover and take interest in tasting traditional preparations of places that you visit, then opt for a Maldives package that offer scope of having food at restaurants of your choice.
There are diverse varieties of traditional Maldivian dishes that will excite your taste buds, but if a short trip doesn’t all to taste all, try at least Kulhi Boakibaa, Gulha, Bajiyaa, Bambukeylu hiti and egg curry. Kulhi Boakibaa is a traditional fish cake and is among the most popular snacks (hedhikaa) in Maldives. Kulhi Boakibaa is prepared with tuna fish and coconut and its little spicy taste makes it a tongue tickling item. Gulha is another mouthwatering light snack. It is similar to fish balls in terms on ingredients and preparation, but the speciality of Gulha lies in its filling. A stuffing made of smoked tuna, curry leaves, onion, ginger, turmeric, chilli, salt, lemon and coconut is put inside a dough of flour and coconut. Aftyer it is stuffed, small balls are made of the dough and are deep-fried.
Bajiyaa is like Indian samosas. It comes in the same triangular shape but the staffing makes the difference. Instead of mixture of potatoes, lentils, pea and coriander, bajiyaa contains a stuffing of dried fish, onion, curry powder and curry leaves. You may also try chicken bajiyaa which is served fried as well as baked. Maldives cuisine is ornamented by its tongue tickling curries among which the egg curry deserves mention. The speciality of Maldivian egg curry lies in the thick, flavored sauce that excites the taste buds. Bambukeylu hiti is a breadfruit curry which becomes mouthwatering when coconut milk is added.
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