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Canned Tuna Stir Fry

Canned Tuna stir fry Recipe

This canned tuna stir fry is
little bit spicy and it suits our Sri Lankan taste buds. In this recipe post I
share the basic tuna fish stir fry recipe as we cook in Sri Lanka. However for
the same recipe, you can add tomatoes and capsicums to adjust the flavor.

5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Sri Lankan
Servings 3
Calories 45 kcal


  • Frying pan


  • 1 tin Canned
    Tuna Fish  

  • 1 no medium sized Onion  

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 2 no Green

  • 1 tspn crushed black pepper

  • 1 tspn Red
    chilli powder  

  • 2 tspn chili flakes

  • 1/4 tspn Turmeric

  • 1/2 tspn Mustard

  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves

  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil  

  • Salt as per taste



  • Drain water
    from the tuna tin. Keep aside.(If you use tuna in oil, then you can use that
    oil for cooking tuna stir fry)

    Remove skin,
    Wash and Slice the onion

    Crush the
    black peppercorn coarsely.

    Slit the
    green chilies. Keep aside


  •  In a pan, heat oil in a medium flame.

    When oil
    is hot, add mustard seeds.

    When mustard seeds starts spluttering, add garlic.

    Then add curry leaves. Then add sliced onion.

    Sauté till
    onions   are translucent and till they
    start emitting aroma.

    Add green
    chili and mix well.

    To this
    onion mix, add turmeric powder. Mix well.

    Then add
    red chili powder, chili flakes and black pepper. Mix well.

    add drained tuna fish.

    Mix well
    cover and cook for few minutes until the tuna absorb the flavours.

    Then add
    salt as per taste.

    Cook for
    another few seconds until the stir fry is ready to serve.

    Serve with plain rice, roti or bread.

Keyword Canned tuna, Sri Lankan food, Tuna, tuna stir fry