A quick dish for the busy day. You can use fresh or tin tuna for this recipe. If you’re using tin tuna try to buy tuna in water or in olive oil to make it healthier. Chunks or flakes according to you’re preference.

Preperation time : 10 mts

Cooking time :10 mts

Serves : 2

Ingredients :

  • Tuna – 200g / 1 tin
  • Onion – 1 (diced)
  • Ginger – 1/2 “(chopped)
  • Green chilli – 2 (cut small)
  • Garlic – 2 (chopped)
  • Curry leaves – 2 stems
  • Oil – 2 tsp ( If you’re using tuna in olive oil use the same oil in the tin)

Dry spices:

  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Chilli powder / paprika – 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp


  1. Wash and cut the tuna into cubes. Try not to cut it too small. You can always break it into smaller pieces while cooking.
  2. In a hot pan add oil and when the oil gets heated add chopped onions ,ginger and garlic along with chilles and curry leaves.
  3. Add a pinch of salt to avoid burning the onion. Saute till everything turns soft and relises the aroma.
  4. Now reduce the heat add the dry spice powder and saute it further for a minute till it changes its colour.
  5. If you’re using fresh tuna add the tuna along with 1/4 cup of water.
  6. Mix it well and allow it to cook covered with a lid.
  7. And if you’re using tin tuna add in the tuna chunks/flakes and saute till the masala is well mixed in to the tuna pieces.
  8. Cook covered for a minute and it’s ready to serve since tin tuna is already cooked.
  9. You can serve this with cooked rice or as a layer for tuna sandwich.