Maldivian Grilled Tuna with Curry Sauce

By Chef John from Club Med Finolhu Villas


  • 500g fresh tuna fish
  • 100g chopped onion
  • 100g chopped garlic
  • 50g chopped ginger
  • 6 pieces of cloves
  • 20g coriander powder
  • 2 cardamom sticks
  • 10g fresh curry leaves
  • 1 fresh chili
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 20g tumeric powder
  • 20g tomato paste
  • 50g curry powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Serving size: 4 people


  1. In a pan, add 2 tsp of oil, sauté the onions till brown. Add ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon stick, curry leaves and cook for 3 mins. Add the tomato paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and the curry powder, cook for 15 mins.
  2. After 15 to 20 mins, add the coconut milk, seasoning the sauce and reserve hot.
  3. In another pan, season the tuna fish filet and sear for 8 mins on each side.
  4. Place the fish filet on a plate, topped with the curry sauce, sprinkle some chopped coriander.

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