Continuing with our series of diabetic-friendly recipes from the cuisine of India, here is a quick high-protein dish that can be used many different ways. The warm kick of exotic spices in the tandoori mix adds a delicious flavor to tuna that takes it beyond the ordinary. You can use Tandoori Tuna on a bed of greens, in a pita or wrap, on sliced bread or toast, with whole wheat crackers or even as dip with veggie sticks.
Tuna is a healthy choice, not only because it offers plenty of protein with zero carbs, but also because it contains omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are good for your blood vessels and help to reduce cholesterol. Like nearly all fish, tuna is good for us in many ways – check out this article from the website Worlds Healthiest Foods to read more about the benefits of tuna!
Tandoori Spice Mix
Combine 1 tsp. each of the following spices. Store in a tightly covered small container. Makes about 3 TBS.
- ground cumin
- garlic powder
- ground coriander
- ground ginger
- (cayenne pepper) Optional – adds some heat to the mix
Buying all the spices listed above can get expensive – but worth it if you think you will use the Tandoori Spice Mix often.