Choora meen thoran /tuna thoran /tuna stir fried with grated coconut

Main Dish
5 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 5
Can of Tuna in water : 1 (or) any fresh or frozen fish fillets like King fish, Indian Mackerel, Shark, Seer fish, Sardines or Anchovies : 1/2 kg /1.1 libra

Shallots/Small Red onions  : 5-7 (chopped)

Green chillies : 2-3 (slit lengthwise)

Garlic  : 1 teaspoon(chopped)

Ginger : 1 teaspoon(chopped)

Grated Coconut  : 4-5 tablespoons

Turmeric powder  : 1/4 teaspoon

Red Chilly powder  : 1 teaspoon

Garam masala or Chicken masala : 1/2 teaspoon

Mustard seeds  : 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves :1 sprig

Oil : 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


  • Squeeze out all the water from the canned tuna or if your using other fish, cook the fish with turmeric powder, salt and water.
  • Cool and shred fish meat finely, remove the bones and keep it aside. In a pan heat oil and splutter mustard and curry leaves.
  • Add chopped shallots,chopped garlic, ginger,green chilly and saute well till the onion become translucent.
  • Add all the spice powders and mix well. Add the tuna or sherred fish meat and saute for a while, when it is almost ready.
  • Finally add the grated coconut and stir well, remove from the fire.
  • Serve with Steamed Rice or Roti /Chappathi.


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