Friday, January 29, 2010

Fish Fry ( Canned Tuna )

Fish Fry ( Canned Tuna )

Canned Tuna is such a useful item in my pantry. It always comes to my help in time of need. Well it happened like this... I wasn't feeling well y'day, so was thinking of something easy to cook and which the kids will eat without any fuss. Well anything non-veg would work fine, but something easy to cook...hmmm...I make this whenever I want cooking to be done in 10-15 min. The thing is, it also tastes good in a sandwich and also with rice. It is also the base for the fish cutlets I make.
Tuna fish in the can is already cooked. We get 2 varieties in the market, one in water and one in oil. Both taste the same, but these day I use only the one in water to keep it healthy. People eat it just like that adding only mayo to it. This is just cooking it the Indian way with garam masala and onions.


3 5oz cans of canned chunk light tuna in water
1 large onion or 2 small chopped small
Salt to taste
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1-2 tbsp oil
garnish with coriander leaves


Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions and fry them until they are translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and stir. Open the cans of tuna and drain the water. Add this to the pan with salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder.Fry it until everything is properly mixed and cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves.

As I said before, you can eat it with rice or in a sandwich. In a sandwich, enjoy it with raw onions and tomatoes on the side or in the sandwich for a easy snack, lunch or dinner.
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  1. oh yea i loooved it, and thnx sooo much 4 ur recipe its easy an delicious...
    earlier an i didnt know how to cook canned fish in a spicy way hehe :)

  2. hi,
    thanks for this recipe, i loved it, and earlier i didnt know how to cook canned fish in a spicy manner, so for me its quiet helpful :)

  3. oh sorry i commented 4 twice, coz i wasnt familiar wid dis msg in dutch "Je reactie wordt zichtbaar na de goedkeuring." dat appeared after posting comment
    but now i checkd in google translator, lol

  4. great,thank you so much

  5. lol @ ADNAN. much love for this recipe, i got a bunch of sub-par tuna, so i needed to veil the bad taste. this did the trick!

  6. Thanks a lot... I had tried the similar thing but somehow something was missing...hadnt remove the water and didnt add tsp chilli powder, garam masala powder.. and had added tomato... will try it with above ingrediants next time!!! hope it tastes better :-)...

  7. Aah :-) my go to item and I love how versatile it can be right? :-) it's so useful, iam planning to buy it from BJ's ! :-) ....I love your photos in this and now it's making me hungry :-(

  8. I still have to develop a taste for this tuna fish...looks good

  9. We eat fish all the time and I am adding your recipe for the next round of fish at home. Love the ingredients inside and of course the bread slices are best for such recipes.

  10. This is the first time I experimented with canned tuna, other than making tuna cutlets and tuna salad. I tried your recipe last night, it was quick and easy to make. I made sandwiches in pita bread and it was simply awesome. My husband & I loved it. I think we will be making it more often now :) Thanks for sharing.


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