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Maldivian mas huni

Prep time
15 mins
Cooking Time
0 mins


  • 1 small red onion, finely diced (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1 red chilli, finely diced
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • Salt- to taste
  • 2 cans MSC certified tinned tuna (approx. 2 cups)
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut (or desiccated) - rehydrate desiccated coconut in a bowl by covering with hot water and/or coconut milk for at least 10 minutes (or overnight)
To serve:
  • Traditional 'roti' flatbread or baby gem lettuce 'boats'
  • Coriander leaves, chopped (Enough for 6 as canapes, 4 as an appetiser or 2 as a larger meal)


  1. Crush the onion and chilli together in a bowl, add the lime juice, zest and salt and mix.
  2. Flake the tuna into the bowl, then add the coconut and mix well.
  3. Leave the flavours to develop for a while.
  4. Spoon the mixture into roti, or individual baby lettuce leaves.
  5. Sprinkle with coriander to garnish (optional, not traditional).


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