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


  • 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.
  • After 15 to 20 mins, add the coconut milk, seasoning the sauce and reserve hot.
  • In another pan, season the tuna fish filet and sear for 8 mins on each side.
  • Place the fish filet on a plate, topped with the curry sauce, sprinkle some chopped coriander.

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