Kan'dhi is a really delicious porridge like dessert drink that’s prepared by cooking fruit, like wax gourd (fufoo), green plantains (maalhoskeyo) or in this case screwpine fruit (kashikeyo), together with ground rice, sugar and coconut milk.
The Maldivian way of slicing the kashikeyo horizontally with a sharp knife is the way to go for this recipe. We really do need the kashikeyo to be thinly sliced as otherwise we are going to get strings in our kan’dhi and that’s just unpleasant. If slicing the kashikeyo proves challenging and if you can’t find someone else to do it for you, just do the best you can and strain the mixture in Step 4.
We’ve omitted maafen (jasmine water) from our recipe as it’s not always so easy to find. However, if you have some, do feel free to use it. You’ll find more information about it in the instructions. If you use jasmine water, you can ditch the rosewater.