Tharaavees | Lonumedhu


by Iyath Adam

Tharaavees or tharaavees dhamu keun is the Maldivian tradition of eating after the ‘Tarawih’ prayers during Ramadan. Tharavees prayers are done right after Isha prayer (the fifth and last prayer of the day). 

In the Maldives, the tharaavees prayer usually lasts from around 7:30 pm to 8:30 or 9:30 pm. For most households, after tharaavees prayers is a time for gathering and enjoying activities and food together. 

For a lot of people now, tharaavees at home typically consists of leftover food from Iftar – mainly short eats and finger food at that. However, if it’s a tharaavees get-together amongst family, friends or colleagues, separate dishes might be made depending on the menu and number of people. 

Here, we’ve made a list of some tharaavees favourites, perfect for any tharaavees feast!


Egg Puffs

These little pockets of eggs and tomato-tuna filling are perfect to be eaten as a short eat during any tharaavees feast.


Chocolate Biscuit Fudge

Easy and versatile, this chocolate biscuit fudge never disappoints and is perfect as a sweet short eat or even as a dessert.



Savoury and spicy, these little goodies are a fan-favourite at any iftar or tharaavees meal! Check out these versions with hard-boiled egg (bis cutlets) and cheese (cheese cutlets) inside too.


Caramel Pudding

Sweet and creamy, this dessert is as delicious – and as easy – as it gets!


Pizza Toast

This easier version of a pizza delivers the same great taste, without the hassle of making your own dough.


Paan Boakibaa

Paan boakibaa is well-loved amongst both adults and children for its simple recipe and classic, delicious sweetness.


Tuna Roti

An easy wrap with a delicious filling, this tuna roti can be made with already-made roshi or tortilla wraps as well.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This pineapple upside down cake is the ultimate bake with a top layer of sweet, caramelly pineapples that burst in your mouth.


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