Maldives’ Luxury Hotel Reveals Tuna Curry Recipe

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Maldives’ Luxury Hotel Reveals Tuna Curry Recipe

Tired of staying cooped up? How about heading to an island surrounded by crystal clear turquoise water? Well, we definitely cannot plan a trip to Maldives now, but here’s something close.

Close your eyes for a moment: you are in the Maldives! A paradise of 1200 islands and islets grouped into 26 atolls make up this unique archipelago which is situated close to India and Sri Lanka. And, a trip to Maldives is never complete without indulging in some local cuisine, right? Nothing can be more pleasant than sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine at dusk, comfortably settled in front of the sea at Constance Moofushi. Add to that a plate of pipping hot, spicy Maldives Tuna Curry and life just feels much better!

In case you’re wondering how to dig into how you can get your hands at Maldives’ Tuna Curry, we bring to you a recipe from one of the finest luxury hotels in Maldives. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients (Serves 4)

– 500 g tuna

– Peanut oil: as required

– 1 onion

– 10 karipulay leaves (Curry leaves)

– 1 teaspoon grated ginger

– 4 cloves of chopped garlic

– 3 pandan leaves cut in two

– 3 green cardamom seeds

– 2 teaspoons chilli powder

– 2 teaspoons curried fish powder

– 120 ml coconut


Heat a little oil in a pan. Throw in some onions, garlic, ginger, curry and pandan leaves. Add chilli powder and stir with a wooden spatula. Stir in the tuna, cut into 2 cm cubes. Sauté the pieces so they are well coated with the spices. Add salt, the fish curry powder, the green cardamom, half of the coconut milk, a little water and let it cook gently. Stir it from time to time. When the tuna is cooked, add the remaining coconut milk and allow it to simmer for another minute. Check the seasoning and set it aside.