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Tuna salad in a curry

Tuna Salad in a curry

Easy curry sauce for Canned Tuna
Prep Time 20 mins
Course lunch, Salad
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cans solid white tuna
  • 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ inch Turmeric root
  • ¼ inch ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tsp yellow curry powder sliced
  • 1 tsp black curry powder
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 3 curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp Oil


Salad Dressing

  • Drain water from tuna cans to a bowl. reserve half a cup from it and discard the rest
  • Pond turmeric root, ginger garlic together, followed by yellow curry powder and black curry powder to make seasoning paste
  • Heat a skillet over medium and warm up the spices in oil add yogurt and saved water from the tuna can. Adding water from the tuna can is optional.
  • Slice curry leaves and green chili thinly and add to the oil. Sauté until color changes
  • Add yogurt black curry powder and give a good whisk. turn the heat off and leave on the stove to for a minute or two to warm the yogurt up and blend the flavors together.
  • gently mix the Tuna flakes in. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on top.
  • Slice onions and tomatoes thinly, lay down a bed of cabbage leaves / lettuce on a plate and place Tuna salad on the bed of cabbage. Enjoy !


This recipe equally good as a sandwich dressing instead of cheese or mayo in picnic lunches. 
Keyword Canned Tuna salad, Tuna curry