NewsJanuary 25, 2020
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Maldivian ‘Mas Riha’ Lands CNN’s List of 12 Curries Around the World

‘Mas Riha’ (Maldivian fish curry) has been ranked 6th on the list of top 12 curries around the world by CNN.

Today, curry is everywhere, from chicken tikka masala in the UK to fiery green curry in Thailand, kare raisu in Japan and curry goat in Jamaica.


Typically consumed with rice or roshi flatbread, mas riha is one of the most common types of localized curries in the Maldives.

Creamy and decadent, the dish is commonly made with coconut milk, fresh chilies, cinnamon, a mix of spices and chunks of diced tuna.

Other Maldivian curries include, sweet and sour anbu riha (mango tuna curry), kukulhu riha (chicken curry) and a wide variety of vegetarian curries, from eggplant to pumpkin, potato, cauliflower and green banana.

While Maldivian mas riha ranked 6th, Indian butter chicken was crowned the top followed by curry goat from Jamaica, curry rice from Japan, curry tteokbokki from South Korea and the renowned beef rendang from Malaysian and Indonesian.