Tuna Curry
Tuna Curry
5 from 69 votes
A true curry in a hurry recipe made with canned tuna and delicious spicy onion masala. Budget-friendly, quick, and easy, this fish curry recipe is delicious and best served with chapatti.

This canned tuna fish curry is a budget-friendly, quick, and easy fish curry recipe that does not compromise on flavour. Made with basic pantry ingredients that you are guaranteed to have, it is a delicious pair with homemade chapattis.

Try something different with those tins of tuna fish that are lying around, and you will be guaranteed to not regret it. Perfect for students and families alike, this tuna curry is certainly one to add to your cookbook.

Tuna is definitely something you will have lying in your cupboards. I know I always do. This is an incredibly simple curry that doesn’t take much time to make at all. If you’re short on time, but really craving a curry then this is definitely the recipe for you.

I have another fish curry where I use cod fish curry that’s perfect if you’re not a fan of tuna. Both recipes are delicious, and I know you will love both, so be sure to give them each a go!

Not only is this delicious, but it is also quite healthy, delicious and a perfect cheap meal for students. Tuna has so many benefits. It’s nutritious and an excellent source of protein. The best thing about canned tuna is that they last for absolute ages, so you can stock up your pantry and use it whenever you feel like it.

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Tuna Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
A true curry in a hurry recipe made with canned tuna and a delicious spicy onion masala. Budget-friendly, quick, and easy, this fish curry recipe is delicious and best served with chapatti.
5 from 69 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal


  • 400 g Tuna canned
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic
  • 3 Onions
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 2 Green Chillies


  • Heat up the olive oil in a pan on medium heat until hot
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until softened
  • Add the chopped garlic cloves and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the diced tomatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the canned tuna and cook for 5-7 minutes
  • Add the finely sliced green chillies and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Serve immediately alongside a side of homemade chapatti and enjoy!



Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 21gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 894mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1232IUVitamin C: 27mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Curry, Fish, Spicy, Tuna
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1 year ago

5 stars
Should the tuna be drained or with the water?

1 year ago

I thought it was gonna have some actual curry

2 months ago

5 stars
I made this for dinner tonight and served it with wholewheat pasta. It was really nice and would be great as a cold pasta salad. I tempered the oil with cumin, fennel and mustard seeds and it really worked. Also threw in a small tin of sweetcorn. Thanks for sharing it, it’s going to become a favourite in our house.

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