Kirukeyo is a delicious Maldivian traditional dessert drink made from maalhoskeyo (green plantains) and coconut milk. It’s very similar to a kan’dhi and just as tasty, except it’s a bit thicker and glossier. We love our kirukeyo with the usual hedhikaa (short eats) at teatime along with a good warm cup of black tea.
Our kirukeyo recipe below is mostly based on Zareena Ibrahim Didi’s version, which we found in her cookbook Dhivehi Kaanaa. In her recipe, she doesn’t use any cinnamon or cardamom, but some people do put those in when making kirukeyo so feel free to do that in if you want to. Also, if you have maafen (jasmine water), be sure to use that too, we’ve included when, in our instructions.