Masala Tunafish WithCrunchy Cabbage

by Zarina
Masala Tunafish WithCrunchy Cabbage

Masala Yellowfin Tuna with Crunchy Cabbage – Tuna fish and cabbage sounds like an odd combo, doesn’t it??… If you love tuna, you will adore this dish.. even friends who are not the biggest tuna fans rave about it… another one of Punjabi Mama’s secret recipes for you guys!! I can’t begin to describe how delicious this one is.

Tuna fish is ‘masala-fied’ with lots of onions, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and spices, mixed to that is sweet, earthy white cabbage, cooked together so the cabbage still retains it’s crunch. 

Healthy and nutritious, made from pantry ingredients and bonus, it’s so quick to prepare, serve with roti/ chapati or for a quick fix, warm up some pita bread as I did. 

My go-to Indian spices are always the beautiful 100% natural spices from @ramanspiceuk. Check the link in their bio, order with the code ZAR15 for your 15% discount!

@BrindisaSpanishFoods – Ortiz Yellowfin tuna fish and Sofrito Tomato Sauce

Masala Tunafish WithCrunchy Cabbage

Masala Tunafish WithCrunchy Cabbage

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )


  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Onions sliced
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger minced
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic crushed
  • 400g Sofrito Tomato Sauce from @BrindisaSpanishFoods or Passata (tomato purée)
  • 2.5 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder @ramanspiceuk
  • 4 tsp Garam Masala @ramanspiceuk
  • 1 tsp Turmeric @ramanspiceuk
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder @ramanspiceuk
  • 3/4 tsp Fennel ground
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • Small handful of chopped coriander
  • 350g Ortiz Yellowfin tuna fish, shredded from @BrindisaSpanishFoods or tinned tunafish
  • 1 White cabbage, shredded


1. Heat a glug of oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the cumin seeds, cook for a few seconds until sizzling

2. Add sliced onions and sauté until soft and translucent 

3. Add ginger and garlic and continue to cook for 2 minutes

4. Add tomato sauce or passata, salt, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, chilli powder and ground fennel, cook for 5 minutes until combined

5. Sprinkle in the chopped coriander and the shredded tuna, add a little more oil if needed and cook for 10 minutes 

6. Add the shredded cabbage, mix well, increase the heat to high and cook for 5 mins. The cabbage should remain crunchy

7. Serve hot with Rotis or naan. Enjoy!

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