Maldivian Ravioli or Curried Eggs (Hawaadhulee bis)



This is a favourite tea time snack for Maldivians. A spicy tuna filling goes inside these egg shaped dough balls and after that it’s boiled and lightly coated in a curry sauce. Maldivians call it curried eggs hence the shape, I call it Maldivian ravioli. Soft spicy and delicious.

2017-06-21-13.18.522017-06-21-13.29Nattu-1Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves: 6-8(entrée)



  • 1/2 medium onion or 75gram onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 habanero chilli or to taste, thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon orjuice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1tin (185g) tuna chunks in oil, drained


  1. Place the onion, chilli, curry leaves, lemon juice, turmeric and salt in a bowl.
  2. Combine using your hand(I use a disposable glove since the chilli might irritate your skin). Don’t be afraid to squeeze the mixture well to ensure the…

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