Kulhimas (chili tuna)

By azu  

August 12, 2010

Kulhimas (chili tuna) 0 5 0
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • 10 mins

    20 mins

    30 mins

  • Yields: 4 Servings


500 g fresh tuna – diced into small pieces

3 tbsp cooking oil

1 cup onion – finely sliced

¼ cup curry leaves

1 tsp ginger – grated

4 cloves garlic – pressed/grated/very finely chopped

1 Scotch Bonnet (githeyo mirus) – chopped

3 pieces of Pandan (rampe/ raambaa) leaves – cut into ½ inch pieces

3 cardamom seeds

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp chicken curry powder/paste

¾ cup coconut cream/milk (thick)

Salt to taste


1Heat the oil, sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, Pandan leaves.

2Add the chili powder, while stirring.

3Add the tuna and toss until all tuna pieces are well coated.

4Add salt, pepper, cardamoms, ½ cup coconut cream/milk, water and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally.

5When the tuna is well cooked, add the remaining coconut cream/milk and simmer for about a minute.



  1. shifu says:

    2 tbsp chicken curry powder/paste is listed in ingredients but it is not mentioned while cooking

  2. Suma says:

    Thanks for the recipe. 😀

  3. Jamal says:

    It’s great! Love it


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