Microwave Tuna Curry

Pressed for time or can’t be stuffed turning the stove on? Feel like you’ve been through all the usual dishes already this week? Read on.

Makes enough for 1 serve.


  • 1 can tuna (in water)
  • 1 serve veggies – could be frozen or fresh veg!
  • Curry powder, Moroccan spice, (extra) paprika, mixed herbs, pepper, chilli, lemon
  • (Extra) water
  • Spaghetti pasta or noodles or potato


  • Microwave-safe container
  • Teaspoon
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Cutlery
  • Plate


  1. Chop veggies
  2. Tip a tsp or so of all seasonings into a microwave-safe container.
  3. Peel lid off tuna can and use it to pour the tuna water into the container, leaving the tuna in the tin.
  4. Mix water and seasonings; add a touch more water if necessary, as you want it to have a paste-like consistency.
  5. Start water boiling for pasta/ noodles/ potato – cook them alongside the microwaved ingredients according to packet instructions/ until soft.
  6. Tip chopped veg into the container, then pop into the microwave for 10 mins.
  7. When 5-6 minutes of the 10 have passed, pause microwave and add tuna, breaking it up so it’s not one big clump.
  8. Restart microwave to cook for remaining minutes.
  9. Optional: I was going to add a dash of peanut butter here but got distracted; you could add a touch of flour/ other thickener. Depends how much liquid you want.
  10. . Combine with pasta/ noodles/ potato. Serve and eat.

A glass microwave container sits on a red placemat on top of a fruit tablecloth. In the container are veggies (orange carrot, purple kale), pasta and tuna in a dark curry sauce. Either side of the container is a fork and spoon.

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