Indian Tuna Steak recipe

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here is a quick recipe, to effortlessly fit the meal’s main course.

There are many ways in which you can cook a tuna steak but Tuna Steaks with Cumin Tartar Sauce have an Indian flavor from the cumin and chutney.

Indian Tuna Steaks

Serves six


  • 4 – 6 ounce fresh or frozen tuna steaks, cut 1 inch thick.
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • three table spoon lemon juice
  • one teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted.
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • One recipe Cumin Tartar Sauce


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Place fish in a reseal able plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
  2. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together oil, lemon juice, cumin seeds, pepper, and garlic
  3. . Pour over the fish from the seal bag and turn to coat fish.
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 – 60 minutes, turning fish once.
  5. Drain the fish while reserving marinade.
  6. Lightly grease or coat with non-stick spray on an unheated grill rack.
  7. For a charcoal grill, grill fish on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 8 – 12 minutes, or until fish begins to flake when tasted with a fork and the centre of the fish is still slightly pink.
  8. Gently turn and brush once with remaining marinade half way through grilling.
  9. Discard any remaining marinade.
  10. Serve fish with sauce…. (Makes 4 steaks)

Cumin Tartar Sauce:

  • Finely chop any large fruit pieces in 2-table spoon mango chutney.
  • In a small bowl combine chutney, 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1 teaspoon Dijon-Style mustard, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted.
  • Cover and chill until serving time.

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