Try This Recipe for a Classic Maldivian Tuna Curry

Try This Recipe for a Classic Maldivian Tuna Curry

Sunday 9th of August 2020

Try This Recipe for a Classic Maldivian Tuna Curry

We all know about having a sweet tooth one time or another. But what about one of those moments when you have a spicy tooth, where you just want that hot, tangy flavour to give that zing in your mouth and you want to make it on your own? Bring the flavours of the Maldives to your own dinner table as Chef de Cuisine Beral Polekironi of Mövenpick Kuredhivaru Maldives, shows you a quick, simple cooking demonstration for a traditional Maldivian tuna curry.

Mövenpick resort is a pristine sanctuary and tropical oasis, nestled in the undisturbed Noonu atoll, where many travellers take refuge in for a state of complete revitalization and relaxation. With a variety of cuisines from all over the world, this luxury resort is renowned for its authentic dishes, made by professional chefs from around the globe.

Chef de Cuisine Beral Polekironi has years of culinary experience in All day dining, Steak house Kitchen, Italian and banquet kitchen with a variety of hotels, he has worked in 07 countries including his home country, and have been trained by many successful chefs from around the globe. Here is his way of making an authentic Maldivian tuna curry.


• Chilli powder

• Turmeric powder

• Coriander powder

• Curry powder

• Mustard seeds

• Curry leaves

• Garlic

• Maldivian chilli

• Dried red chilli

• Chopped tomatoes

• Sliced onions

• Pandan leaves

• Coconut oil

• Coconut milk

• Cubed tuna


1. Heat a pan and add coconut oil, curry leaves, mustard seeds, dried chillis and onions. Sauté a little bit and then add chopped tomatoes.

2. Add garlic paste and Maldivian chillies and cook it well

3. Add 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of coriander powder, small quantity of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of chilli powder. After adding all the masalas, cook it well and later add just a small amount of water.

4. Then, add cubed tuna and cook for another two or three minutes. If you cannot find tuna in your workplace, you can use the salmon, sea bass or hammour to your preference.

5. Add coconut milk to enhance the flavour