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Oatmeal Kulhi Boakiba (Oatmeal Tuna Bake)

June 20, 2015

Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal (instant)

1 ½ cup boiling water

2 cans of tuna in oil

½ cup chopped smoked tuna(valho mas or maldive fish)

20 curry leaves (finely chopped)

½ tbsp fresh ginger paste

1 big red chillie (githeyo mirus, chopped finely)

2 big onions (finely chopped)

½ tspn turmeric powder

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 ½ cup desiccated coconut

1 tbsp cooking oil

Salt to taste

Method

  1. Soak the oats in boiling water for 20 minutes
  2. Mix onion, red chillie, lemon juice, salt, curry leaf and ginger paste. Mix until the juices from the onion flows out. Add the desiccated coconut and mix well.
  3. Add the tuna in oil and the smoked tuna to the above mixture and mix thoroughly. Add the turmeric and mix well. Adjust the salt according to taste.
  4. Add the oats. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Oil a baking tray and pour the mixture to the tray. Flatten the top. Pat the top layer with the tablespoon of oil.
  6. Bake for about 40 minutes in a preheated oven until the top turns brown.
  7. Cut into slices once it has cooled.
  8. Serve with tea. (Hope you enjoy a more nutritous and a healthier version of the favourite Maldivian kulhi Boakiba)
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