Maldivian Breakfast (Mas Huni)

Test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin discovered this simple dish while traveling through the Maldives; although fresh-cooked tuna is ideal, water-packed canned tuna works just as well.

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Maldivian Breakfast (Mas Huni) Maldivian Breakfast (Mas Huni)
A traditional Maldivian breakfast of tuna, coconut, chile, and onion is perfect served with freshly made chapati.
Yield: serves 2-4
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup freshly grated or frozen coconut
  • 2 5-oz. cans tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 2 Indian green chiles, stemmed and minced
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh chapati, for serving


  1. Combine coconut, tuna, chiles, onion, salt and pepper in a bowl. Serve with chapati.