Friday, June 19, 2015

Tuna Garlic Fry or Tuna Fish Fry with dash of Garlic...

                               Whenever I go to fish market, I prefer a safe play to buy fishes which are well known to me. Recently, my friend accompanied me(to the market), fishes available they were out of our encyclopedias. So, had to try new varieties with help of the fish vendor. My choice was tuna, as the thorns are less.  

                              Tuna, this sounded new to me, but sounds good. when the fish was sliced, the flesh was red in color too, so little more confused now. Once at home, started my fact-finding about Tuna. Came to know that Tuna is also a super food fish similar to the salmon. Has abundant of omega-3 fatty acids in it and selenium too. Researchers have found that mercury related issues is less in tuna, as to others.
                              Gave a try of tuna fry with added flavor of garlic and cumin seeds along with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. 99% of indian cooking includes turmeric powder (excluding sweets).

Prep Time 5-10 mins
Cooking Time 10-15 mins(changes depending on quantity)


5-6 nos Sliced Tuna Fish

1/2 tbsp Red Chilly Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
For shallow frying Cooking Oil
As per Taste Salt

To grind and Make paste
8-10 pods of Garlic

1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Sesame Oil (for making paste) 


1) Wash the sliced tuna and let the water to drain off. I usually wash fish using salt and turmeric powder added.(see note for procedure). Take the ingredients needed for making the fry.

2) Make the paste of garlic and cumin seeds.

3) Mix the garlic paste, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt using sesame oil and little water(if needed). Now marinate the fish in the mixture.

4) Then shallow fry the marinated tuna and enjoy.

  • Adding cumin seeds along with garlic will give an enhanced taste. If new to cumin or not needed can omit it.
  • Marinating with sesame oil, makes the fish soft.

                         Procedure to wash fish
  • I usually wash any type of fish adding salt and turmeric powder. When washing with salt and turmeric they both act as an antiseptic. Hence improved health benefit.
  • First I wash normally in running water for two times to remove impurities.
  • Then by adding salt and wash again.
  • And finally with turmeric powder. Hence clean fish.

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