Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tuna Chikkiyathu /Spicy Tuna Thoran (Stir-fried Tuna With Spices)


Tuna Chikkiyathu /Spicy Tuna Thoran:
Serves 3-4

Ran out of fish or prawns to prepare for an afternoon lunch? Got some tuna in stock? Then this recipe will help you out to sort the issue! Well, this recipe was somewhat my husband’s idea. It blinked in his brain on a day when we ran out of fish and seafood and the only thing we had was canned tuna. He then suggested me to prepare it this way, but I added some extra ingredients as well!!




Ingredients:
4 tsp coconut oil
¾ cup chopped onion
15 curry leaves
1/3 cupful (1 medium size) chopped tomato
1 tbsp + 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (Adjust per taste)
Few tsp of water
½ tsp pepper powder
2*185g canned tuna, drained
1/3 cup grated coconut
½ tsp garam masala

Preparation:
1.Heat a large frying pan or saucepan and add oil. Add the chopped onions, curry leaves and sauté till onion becomes soft and translucent. Add the chopped tomato , pepper powder and chilli powder.

2. Cover and cook on very low flame until tomatoes are soft and masala is thick.

3.Add the drained tuna and cook on low – medium flame for about 10-15 minutes until the masala is quite dry and no moisture at all. Add coconut and stir well. Cook for few more minutes until well incorporated.

4. Add garam masala, stir well and cover and cook for a minute.

Serve as a side dish for chappathi, poori, ottil pollichathu, rice,paalappam, appam or even bread.

20 comments:

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

What a coincidence! Just now i made this .Almost same preparation..Your's looks spicy and yummy!

prasu said...

tuna thoran looks delicious dear....very innoative idea.

Faiza Ali said...

yummmm...looks so spicy and yummy. Now I know what to do with the canned Tuna I have for months..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Yummy with rasam rice...i too made this with a different version.

Priya said...

Delicious dish with canned tuna fish, sounds interesting and yummy, i never tried this sort of thorans with those canned tunas...will try soon..

Gulmohar said...

Simple and yummy..Would like to try it sometimes for the fish fans in my home :D
BTW thanks a bunch for trying out my upma..I am so happy that you liked it. You can post it in yours, no probs :-)

Vrinda said...

Looks gr8,perfect for Tuna lovers...Personally i dont like tuna,but i know its so healthy...looks awesome

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Shabs
What a coincidence!! History is going to repeat, I have stock out for all fish and meat, I have 2 cans of Tuna which will expire soon, I am going to give this idea to my wife ( only diff is, I have to tell her it is Shabs Idea and not mine :-( )
This will be a great south Indian style , I am going to use extra hot chili powder !!
Cant wait ..have a nice day

Parita said...

One of my friend is crazy behind tuna..will forward him to this post :-) I am sure he will enjoy it..thanks dear :-)

Nostalgia said...

Yummy that looks nice and spicy. I am coming over to have some of that :)

Latha said...

Wow....Interesting recipe, looks yumm.Nice click.

Faiza Ali said...
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Maria said...

Hey, I also make something very similar to this. I loved the color of your tuna. I havent tried it yet with chilly powder,next time :)

kothiyavunu said...

Hi shabs,
Wow!!!!! what a colour? Looks utterly yummy... kothi vannittu vayya..njanum ethu innale undakki....but to tell u the truth shabinde ethu kandalam sharikum kothiyavum...excclnt dear.i love spicy foods pakshe makals kazhikuella..(

Pinee Thx for trying mathanga pulinkari and Im happy u liked it.:)Shabs curds kuti undakkiyal athu pulissery.. tamarind use cheythal athu pulinkari..)

Shabs.. said...

Thanks to all for the comments:)....ya, tuna is something that stays in the corner for months and then get used up somehow to finish it off rather than throwing away....This is what i do normally...:)

@faiza.....dint talk to shaheen for ages.....She doesnt know that i have a blog yet;)....shud call her sometime..

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

habs good to see u after a long time dear ..
Hope you doing great ..Hw is ur kid ?
Thanks for ur lovely and kind words at my blog .
and also thanks to bring it to my notice abt the response time its taking to leave the comments .
i think the problem solved now check it out when u get a chance dear
great dish dear ... color looks awesome...

Have a great day Shabs

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

habs good to see u after a long time dear ..
Hope you doing great ..Hw is ur kid ?
Thanks for ur lovely and kind words at my blog .
and also thanks to bring it to my notice abt the response time its taking to leave the comments .
i think the problem solved now check it out when u get a chance dear
great dish dear ... color looks awesome...

Have a great day Shabs

Divya Vikram said...

Have had tuna only in sandwiches. This sounds like a very good Indian version.

Faiza Ali said...

I made this tonight for dinner and I just loved it...Thanks for the recipe, Shabs..Can I post it on my blog with a link back to your post?

Shabs.. said...

@prasu....will chk ur blog soon, BTW, tried ur fish fry and it was awesome..

@divya.....Hey....long time no see....hope u r doing great...thx for the complimnets..

Faiza, thx for getting back to me dear....u sure can post it in ur blog....:)its my pleasure..

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