Maldivian Bites: Crafting Hedhikaa, A Taste of Island Tradition

Dish recipes: Hedhikaa
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Delve into the heart of Maldivian culture with our Hedhikaa recipe a culinary ode to the sun-kissed shores of the Maldives. These delightful bite-sized snacks, often enjoyed with a cup of tea, carry the warmth and flavor of traditional island life.


2 cups all-purpose flour (lb: 0.9, kg: 0.4)

1 cup grated coconut (lb: 0.45, kg: 0.2)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 cup warm water

Oil for frying

Optional: Filling of your choice (tuna, smoked fish, or sweetened coconut)


In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, grated coconut, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Gradually add warm water and knead the mixture into a soft, pliable dough. Take small portions of the dough, flatten them into discs, and add your preferred filling. Seal the edges, ensuring the filling is enclosed, and shape the dough into bite-sized rounds. Heat oil in a pan and fry the Hedhikaa until they turn golden brown. Drain excess oil on paper towels.


Serve Hedhikaa warm, embracing the flavors of the Maldivian bite-sized treats. Pair them with a hot beverage for an authentic island snacking experience.

Let the simplicity of Hedhikaa transport you to the sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Maldives a culinary journey that captures the essence of island tradition.