Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kerala style canned tuna ularthu

Tuna ularthu / Kerala style tuna roast is a quick and scrumptious Indian style tuna recipe made with canned tuna. This dish doesn't need much preparation and we don't have to cook it for a long time, since tuna is already cooked. I always look for recipes which are super easy as well as delicious and if you are also looking for such a recipe, then this is something you should not miss..:)

Serves ~ 2-3 adults


Canned tuna in olive oil ~ 2 tins ( 7 oz each )
Onions ~ 1 no
Indian green chilli ~ 3 nos
Ginger ~ a small piece
Garlic ~ 3-4 cloves
Curry leaves ~ 3-4 stems
Coriander powder ~ 3 tsp
Red chilli powder ~ 2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Fennel powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder ~ 1/8 tsp
Black pepper powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Reserved olive oil


  • Open the can and drain the tuna using a colander, place a bowl under the colander to collect the oil. Take a non-stick pan and heat 3 tablespoons of reserved olive oil in it and add finely chopped onions, crushed ginger and garlic, half of the curry leaves, sliced green chillies and saute till onions become translucent and light brown in color.
  • Next reduce the flame and add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, fennel powder and fenugreek powder and fry for less than a minute. Then add tuna along with enough salt, flake the meat using a fork/ladle and mix it nicely. 
  • Add little more oil and let it cook covered in medium-low flame for 5 minutes. Finally add black pepper powder and rest of the curry leaves, cook uncovered in a medium flame for about 10 minutes. You have to keep on stirring and drizzle oil, if its sticking to the bottom.
Enjoy with rice..:))




Tina said...

My all time fav....looks perfect and tempting..Thanne irunnu kazhicho hmm

Catches the Eye said...

Came across your Fabulous Recipe Blog and would like to follow..This Tuna dish sounds great and will be trying soon. Thank you. Sheila

pinkyjayan said...

wow....loved it..

Mrs.Mano Saminathan said...

A superb and colourful dish!

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