Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Fish Scramble - Tuna Scramble

This is what I'll call a perfect quick fix side dish.Tuna has loads of health benefits with no fat involved so it's a regular at our place.I always have tuna tins stocked up as they come in very handy on lazy days.This  tastes great with any mildly spiced gravy.You could also replace Tuna with any other boneless fish of your choice.

You'll Need:
Serves 3 - 4
Tuna - 200 g Tin (in olive oil)
Green Chillies - 2 - 3 (slit)
Curry leaves -  leaves from 1 sprig
Onion - 1 big (finely chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste from -  Garlic 7 - 8 cloves and ginger - 1-2 " piece
oil - 2 tsps
salt as needed

-To a pan add the olive oil in which the tuna is preserved.When it heats up add the mustard seeds when it splutters add the green chillies and the curry leaves(be prepared for a lot of spluttering :)).If using fresh fish add 2 tsp of oil and start cooking.
-Saute for 2 minutes.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until it's well browned.
-Add the onions with little salt and saute until they are well browned.
-Add the tuna and mix well.Saute for 5 -7 minutes until its well browned.Check for salt.
-Add the coriander leaves and saute for another minute or two...Done !

-Tinned Tuna mostly has a little bit of salt in it,so it's better to add very little salt to the dish before adding the tuna.
-If using any other fresh fish,just boil it in a little bit of water with salt and turmeric.Then drain and mash with
a fork.


  1. I love this 4 the lazy nights... :)

  2. I make such a dish most of the time. Just like you, I stock up tuna and sardines too. I have also used sardines for the scramble and both are perfect fit for dish. Its delicious and when I don't have time to cook anything fancy and elaborated, this dish is made and my other half enjoys it with toast.

    1. I haven't tried it with Sardines Nava ! will try that :) Thanks !

  3. I love this scramble dear, yummy and very inviting...

  4. Fish scramble looks too delecious dear, for me a perfect dish with dal & rice :)

  5. love the masala the way it coats to fish.

  6. i am a lover of this...just a bowl will make my lunch

  7. Reni, you have been taking some great pictures!!! Lovely recipe..

    1. Thanks a ton Pankti:) You made my day !

  8. Wow! This looks delicious and yummy Reni.. Looks like even I should start up on stocking tuna cans from now onwards :-)

  9. One of my favs, I love tuna in any form & this podimas is tempting me too much :D

  10. Reni, I posted an almost similar thing just now with Anchovies! Anyway, I love your fish scramble more :) It certainly sounds better with canned Tuna.


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