Hanaakuri Kukulhu Mey | Lonumedhu

Hanaakuri Kukulhu Mey


This a very aromatic chicken liver curry, full of flavor and spices. It goes really well with plain white rice or the Maldivian flatbread, roshi.

For our curry we have used the Sadia Chicken Livers, provided to us by one of our partners, Standard & Origin (S&O). These livers are freshly packed and are high quality. Most importantly they are hand slaughtered, according to the Islamic rules, making this a very trustable brand for Muslims.


Serving size: 4



  • 450g Sadia Chicken Livers
  • 3 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 1 ½ tbsp whole fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 10 dried red chilies
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 medium onions
  • ½ scotch bonnet
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • ½ cup coconut milk



  1. First, defrost Sadia Chicken Livers completely and slice them into smaller pieces of around 1 & 1/2 inches. Rinse them well with water and keep aside.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add the coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, dried chilis, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick.
  3. Redistribute the contents in the pan from time to time to allow even cooking. Roast them for 3 minutes or until everything is in a brownish color. Remove and let the spices cool down.
  4. Next, using your mixer, grind all the roasted spices until they form a smooth powder.
  5. To get started on the curry, first thinly slice the onion and ½ of a scotch bonnet pepper.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pot. Add in the sliced onion, scotch bonnet, and 10 curry leaves. Sauté until the onions soften.
  7. Then add ginger garlic paste and mix well. Continue sautéing till onions are golden brown in color.
  8. After that, add in the sliced Sadia Chicken Livers. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Add the roasted spices along with a tsp of salt and mix well.
  10. Then add 2/3 cup water and put the lid on the pot. Cook for 15 minutes and stir once half way through.
  11. Lastly, add in ½ cup coconut milk. Give a stir and cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  12. Serve with rice or Maldivian flatbread, roshi.

Note: If you can’t find Sadia Chicken Livers from a shop near you, contact 301 5533 or 301 5522.



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