Spicy Tuna Curry

Calling  tuna lovers who are bored of eating tuna for salad, to try  this Tuna  Curry – which  is one of my  all-time favourites!


Canned  tuna , along with some basic spices is all that is required to make  this tasty dish.

I survived on Canned tuna ,yoghurt and  rice when I was in university . I am sure this tuna curry  will be your life saver  too  when you  are in need  of a quick fix !

As long as you have  the basic spices ,  this recipe shouldn’t take more than 10 mins to prepare.





1 can (425 gms) Tuna in spring water

1 medium onion , finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

1 green or red chilli Chopped

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 sprig of curry leaves , roughly chopped (optional)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt , to taste

1/4 tsp chilli powder (optional)

1 tbsp coriander leaves , roughly chopped (optional)

1 tbps oil

1/2 tsp black mustard seeds(optional)


  1. Heat oil in a non- stick pan , add curry leaves , followed by mustard seeds, please watch out as  mustard seeds may splutter .
  2. Add chopped onion, saute  well,  until translucent.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste , saute well , add chopped chilli followed by turmeric powder. Mix well.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes  followed by salt and chilli powder. Mix well , cover and   cook for 3 mins .
  5. Add tuna and mix gently. Cook  for 6 to 8 mins until the water evaporates and the gravy becomes thick .Don’t stir too much as  fish can break up and become mushy.
  6. Add chopped coriander leaves , mix and serve with rice .

I beleive recipes are just guidelines not to be followed exactly , experiments with different ingredients.You can subsitute  pepper powder if you are allergic to chillies ,  parsley  instead of coriander leaves .  Basically, have fun  and  get inspired !



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