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Tuna Potato Roast – Easy Canned Tuna Recipe

Tuna & potatoes made into a delicious roast…

I always have canned tuna in my pantry, one of my favorite dishes to make with canned tuna is tuna cutlets. My hubs enjoy it too, so I make that quite often, the cutlets taste like chicken cutlets that’s the reason my Man enjoys it 🙂

Over the years, I’ve tried making a few dishes with canned tuna. This tuna potato roast is yet another family favorite, and tastes delicious when enjoyed with chapati or paratha.

This recipe is similar to making chicken roast, I’ve replaced chicken with canned tuna & the end result is just awesome.

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Tuna Potato Roast - Easy Canned Tuna Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 people
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Onions, chopped- 2 large-sized onions
  • Ginger- garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Tomato, chopped- 1, large sized
  • Canned tuna- 2 cans
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 2 tsp (for more heat add regular chili powder)
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Cooked potatoes- 2, diced
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. I've taken 2 canned tuna in water, drain the water. Keep it aside.
  2. I've cooked 2 whole potatoes in the microwave- potato setting, cook till they are slightly fork tender, don't overcook till they have mashed up. Has to be firm.
  3. Or cook the potatoes in boiling water over stovetop.
  4. Place a large saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add oil, add chopped onions, season with ½ tsp salt.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste & curry leaves, combine well.
  7. Cook till onions turn light golden in color.
  8. Add tomato, cook covered till tomatoes have mashed up.
  9. If the mixture is getting dry, add 2 to 3 tbsp water & cook.
  10. Add the canned tuna after draining the water from the can, combine well, cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Add Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala & 1 tsp salt.
  12. Combine well & cook for a few minutes.
  13. Add the diced potatoes, I've added 2 potatoes, combine well.
  14. Cook for 3 minutes.
  15. Increase the heat to high & cook till the potatoes & onions start to turn golden brown in color.
  16. This is a dry roast without any gravy.
  17. Add lemon juice, combine well & finally garnish with chopped cilantro.
  18. Take the pan off the heat & keep it covered for a few minutes.
  19. Serve in a bowl & enjoy with chapati or paratha.



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