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Tuna Akhni


A nice way to combine fish and rice in one dish.~

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  • 1 medium onion
  • sliced
  • whole jeeru (cumin)
  • 3 cans tuna
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • a little salt
  • 1 tsp crushed green chillies (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dhana/jeeru powder
  • 1 can tomatoes (blended
  • or use a combination of fresh grated and canned)
  • ~ 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 potatoes
  • cut into segments and fried
  • a handful of green dhana (fresh coriander)
  • chopped
  • 2-2 1/2 cups rice


servings 5
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Fry the onions with the whole jeeru until light brown. Add the garlic, salt, green chillies and remaining spices.

Step 2

Braise, then add the tomatoes. Braise a little longer, then add the drained tins of tuna. Cook for a few minutes to allow the tuna to absorb the flavour of the spices. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and green dhana.

Step 3

Boil the rice until 3/4 done. Add a few whole jeeru before draining the rice.

Step 4

Layer rice, tuna and fried potatoes in a pot (starting and finishing with rice). Sprinkle a little water over. Steam for about half an hour. Sprinkle crushed fried onions over before serving.


This tastes nice served with papar (poppadoms), and a yogurt chutney if desired.

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