Saturday, July 5, 2014

Canned Tuna Roast

Canned goods are something I normally try to avoid. But when I happened to see the can of Wild Albacore Tuna at Costco, I felt that I had to give it a try. And it was worth it. It did not have any canned food taste and once the final dish is made you will not guess that the tuna came from a can.

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Serves around 4-5 people

Coconut Oil- 3 tbsp
Onion- 1 (around 1 lbs - finely chopped)
Ginger- 1 big piece (around 0.15 lbs - finely chopped)
Ginger Garlic Paste- 2 tbsp
Tomato- 1 (around 0.2 lbs - chopped)
Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
Chilly Powder- 1.5 tbsp
Coriander Powder- 1 tbsp
Fennel Powder- 2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 tsp
Canned Tuna- 3 cans (5oz each - I used Wild Planet brand)
Salt- to taste
Water- 1/4 cup
Curry Leaves- 1-2 twigs

  1. In a pan heat the coconut oil and add the chopped onions and saute until the onion becomes slightly transparent.
  2. Add the chopped ginger and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and chopped tomato and saute it until they start to brown.
  4. Now add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, and garam masala and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the canned tuna and mash it a bit and mix well with the masala. The can I used had very little water to no water. So I did not drain any water.
  6. Check the salt and add any if needed.
  7. Add water and mix well and cook until the desired dryness is reached.
  8. Garnish with curry leaves and serve.

This dish goes well with chapathi, rice, appam, etc. Also you can use it as a filling for sandwiches. It is a quick and easy dish and a must-try.

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