Monday, January 18, 2016

Lettuce Mashuni (Lettuce Canned Tuna Salad)

Mashuni is a very popular salad Maldivians eat with roshi( Maldivian flat bread) for breakfast. There are many varieties of Mashuni, like dried or smoked fish mashuni, potato mashuni, eggplant mashuni, carrot mashuni, and so on. The main ingredients for mashuni is shredded coconut, fish, lime and chilly. Those who visit Male’ it’s very easy to taste this dish as almost all restaurants in Male’ serve Maldivian breakfast and If you want to make mashuni at home and you don’t have a coconut scrapper don’t worry I found out that shredded coconut is sold at felivaru fish shops. It’s frozen to maintain it’s freshness. I bought 3 packets and tested it. It’s very fresh. So the biggest problem is solved. In this recipe I have used lettuce for a much healthier version.

                                        Here is a picture of frozen grated coconut

1 big onion ( thinly sliced)
1 fresh chilly ( chopped )
3 curry leaves (chopped)
11/2 tbs lime juice
1tsp salt
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1 can tuna (oil or water drained)
5 big lettuce leaves (chopped)

1_ In to a bowl add lime juice, salt, onion, chillies and curry leaves. Crush everything using finger tips, crush until onion gets soft. (Crushing chillies using fingers may cause burning sensation so wear a glove).
2_ In another bowl fluff canned tuna, into this add coconut mix very well, then add lettuce and mix everything.
3_ Into lettuce mixture add crushed onion mixture and mix to combine. Taste and adjust salt …… enjoy!

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