Foni Faaroshi | Lonumedhu

Foni Faaroshi


Every year, the weeks that lead up to Ramadan is a time when we Maldivians come together with our families, friends and colleagues for a special feast called Maahefun.

Maahefun can be translated as the “big munch” and as can be deduced from the name, the feast includes a wide array of snacks and dishes. One not to miss snack from the usual lineup of Maahefun snacks is foni faaroshi. It’s a simple yet really delicious sweet delight made by combining ground rusks with bananas, sugar and grated coconut.


Serves: 2-3



  • 200 g faaroshi (rusk)
  • 6 very ripe bananas
  • 5 tbsp. sugar
  • 75 g grated coconut



  1. Grind the faaroshi using your electric mixer until it’s coarsely ground without overly large pieces. Just be careful not to grind it to a powder. It might be a good idea to test a few pieces first and see how it turns out. If you don’t have an electric grinder just put the faaroshi in a bag and use something heavy to bang on it until you get crumbs of the desired size; it actually doesn’t take much force or time.
  2. Add the bananas and sugar to a large bowl. Mix using your fingers until mashed completely. Add the grated coconut and mix again until well combined.
  3. Finally add the faaroshi and mix until everything is well combined. Taste and add more sugar if you want to.
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