Monday, August 1, 2011

Chettinad Thun fish curry

I usually do this recipe with hacked thun fish available in tins. But we can also use normal fresh thun fish. Cook the fish in steam and hack it before use.


  • Thun fish-(boiled and hacked)-150 gm
  • Onion(large)- 1
  • Garlic powder- 1/2 teaspoon (or add ginger garlic paste -1 tablespoon)
  • Ginger powder- 1/2 teaspoon (or ginger garlic paste)
  • turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • chilli powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt

For seasoning:
  • Oil- 1 table spoon
  • Mustard -1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal- 1teaspoon
  • Curry leaves


  • Cook the thun fish in steam and hack it into very small pieces. Keep it aside.
  • Add oil in the tava.
  • Once oil is heated add all the seasoning items.
  • Add the onions and a pinch of salt. Fry it till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic powder/paste , turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder.
  • Once the onions are well cooked, add the cooked hacked fish to the tava and mix it well.
  • Finally add garam masala powder and cook it in sim flame under closed lid for 5 mins.(sprinkle some water and salt, if needed)
  • The thun fish curry should be dry.
  • Serve it hot with any type of main dish like rice, chappathi, dosa, etc.
  • Option: Add few drops of lime juice before serving.

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