Tuna chikkiyathu /spicy tuna thoran (stir-fried tuna with spices)

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
4 teaspoons coconut oil

¾ cup chopped onion

15 curry leaves

1/3 cupful chopped tomato

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder

Few teaspoon of water

½ teaspoon pepper powder

2 185g canned tuna, drained

1/3 cup grated coconut

½ teaspoon garam masala


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


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