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Recipe of ‘Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl’ by Keny Metha

Hey there! We’ve got something special for you todayโ€”a simple recipe from our friend Keny Mehta, who’s based in Kohima. Keny is a true food lover and an amazing cook, and she’s sharing her signature dish with usโ€”a tasty rice bowl with tuna. By the way, we had a fun chat with Keny about her love for food and cooking earlier. You can catch up on it here: [link to interview]. So, let’s jump right into the recipe and learn how to whip up this delicious dish together!

“About the dish: Rice is our staple food in Nagaland, and tuna (tinned fish) is easily accessible in any neighborhood local shop. So it is super easy to make. I recommend adding green leafy vegetables as toppings; you can also some creative and healthy ways to garnish this simple dish with local seasonal greens. Do try it, and hope it makes your day a โ€˜lil better with this simple dish ๐Ÿ™‚” ~ Keny Metha

Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl by Keny Metha

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Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl by Keny Metha

  1. 1 canned tuna
  2. 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  3. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  4. 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  5. 2 tsp ginger paste (grated fresh ginger)
  6. 1 tbsp vinegar/lime juice
  7. Pinch of salt and pepper
  8. 1 tsp sugar
  9. 3-5 tsp chili powder (depending on how hot you like it)
  10. Some toasted sesame seeds
  11. 2 tbsp oil
  12. 1 tbsp cornflour
Directions to make:
  1. In a small bowl, make a sauce by combining the oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, grated ginger, chili powder, and cornflour. Add a bit of water if needed.
  2. Heat a pan, add the oil, and fry the garlic till itโ€™s slightly golden. Add the sauce and stir for a bit.
  3. Add the canned tuna and simmer for a few minutes.
  4. Serve on top of rice with some assorted greens and sprinkle with sesame seeds. I also added some fish roe for garnish.
Deno Dolie


Just a small-town girl from Kohima who enjoys going on food dates with friends, and also has a big dream to travel to as many countries as possible.

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