Turmeric and Coconut Tuna Curry

A cold weather soup or flavourful curry…you decide!


  • 5 cans Ocean’s Flaked Light Tuna – Lemon & Pepper
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • 3 cups tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp ground black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tbsp crushed cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups coconut milk, stirred


  1. Heat oil in a shallow medium pot on high heat for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle for about 30 seconds.
  3. Turn down the heat to medium, then add the tomatoes, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cayenne, turmeric and salt.
  4. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes or until the oil glistens on the tomatoes.
  5. Add the 4 cups of water, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook curry for another 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  7. Add the coconut milk and stir well and cook for another 10 minutes on medium to low heat.
  8. Just before serving, bring the curry to boil and add the Ocean’s Lemon & Pepper Tuna to the curry, stir gently and reduce until the consistency you would like.
  9. Serve immediately

Tips and Tricks

Serve with pickle or chutney to add more flavour.

Regular Light chunk tuna can be used for more texture. Add some lemon juice and freshly ground pepper to ensure a robust spice mix.