Indian Spiced Tuna Balls (Tuna Chop) #SundaySupper

The horrific shooting in Connecticut has left us shaken and saddened. Beautiful, innocent little kids,their lives so inhumanely cut short.My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of these beautiful kids and teachers who were targeted for no fault of theirs.While we’ve all hugged our children a little tighter,embraced them a little longer, enjoyed our family time a little better, let’s not forget that these are the things that matter the most.These little moments of love with our families are priceless and a blessing.

As a Mom, I feel greatful for my life with my kids,my family,the time we spend each day, the little joys, silly laughs,funny antics all of them.The time spent in the kitchen together cooking and baking.Nothing is more pleasing to the eye, than my kids happily enjoying the food I cook for them.In the wake of this incident,these moments feel so precious. I’m praying for the families of those who lost their lives and I hope they find the strength to cope with this tragedy.

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My dish for today is a easy appetizer, that is also a family favorite!My Tuna Balls are easy, bursting with flavor and stuffed with a surprise, Cranberries!Yes, the sweet and tart Cranberries are hidden in the center of each ball and give it so much body.My Tuna Balls have been quite popular with my friends and I think they make a perfect party starter!You can make these ahead and fry at the last minute.The balls are crispy on the outside but very soft and moist on the inside.

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Indian Spiced Tuna Balls (Tuna Chop) #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes


Delicious Indian Spiced Tuna Balls with a surprise!


  • Albacore Tuna in Water-2 5oz Cans
  • Potatoes-3 medium
  • Crushed Ginger-1 tbsp
  • Ground Cumin-1 tsp
  • Ground Coriander-1 tsp
  • Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Coriander- 1/2 cup chopped
  • Jalapeño-1 chopped
  • Cornstarch-2 tbsp
  • Dried Sweetened Cranberries-3/4 cup
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil- to deep fry


  1. Boil the potatoes.Peel and mash using a potato masher.
  2. In the same bowl mash the canned tuna and all the other spices,salt, cornstarch and coriander.
  3. Take a small amount in your hand and stuff 2-3 cranberries in the center.Cover from all the sides and roll into small balls.Repeat for the whole mixture.
  4. In a deep pan heat oil and deep fry the balls until golden.
  5. Serve with Sriracha on the side!Serve hot or at room temperature.

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Our host this #SundaySupper is the lovely Connie Smith from The Foodie Army Wife and we’re sharing Drinks and Appetizers!Look at the menu for some inspiration for the Holidays.

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Appetizers or Hors d’oeuvres

Do you have a favorite dish or beverage to take to a party?   We’d love to feature your recipe for holiday parties on our#SundaySupper Pinterest board to share them with all of our followers, too.

Please note – out of respect for those in Connecticut who are suffering from the tragedy that occurred this week, we have suspended the regular twitter chat this week. The posts will be here for you to enjoy, and for future plans. Hug your loved ones a little tighter, and please continue to keep those impacted in your thoughts and prayers


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  1. The cranberry hidden in the center is a neat idea.

  2. What an exciting appetizer! I love the cranberries hidden in the center! This would make a great holiday appetizer. Thanks!
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  3. Aww, thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts, Soni. And extra thanks for sharing these amazing tuna balls! I love that sweet cranberry surprise tucked into the middle. Happy holidays!
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  4. Thank you for sharing the sweetness of life in the kitchen with your kids, Soni.

    And thank you for this perfect-for-cocktail parties bite-size food appetizers.

  5. We encourage you to share such recipes! Also please let us know if we can add your site in
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  6. What a cool filling idea!
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  7. These look so crunchy and flavorful!
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  8. That looks and sounds delicious :D

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  9. these sound so so good, Soni! Perfect for entertaining :)
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  10. I have never seen anything like this! I seriously have to try this. YUMMY
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  11. looks very tempting,bookmarked to try dear:)
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  12. Oh I need to give these a try for my daughter they look wonderful
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  13. Meatballs are a favorite of mine, these look like a great twist!
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  14. I like the idea of the tuna balls I’m not so sure about adding the cranberries, but why not?
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  15. These look fantastic!
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  16. Oh, tuna balls sound so different – and so tasty! Love the little cranberry surprise center. Yum.
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  17. These look so wonderful, Soni! And I love the jewel toned surprise waiting inside every bite :)

  18. Now this is quite a unique dish – I’d love to try it out!!!

  19. I really enjoy your food, mom!

  20. Very different but they look so great. Got to try them!!

  21. Whoa these look so yummy and different than anything else you might find at a party.
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  22. Though I don´t like fish, these sound terrific even without it. or a substitution! Crunchy and creamy!
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  23. What a terrific idea, Soni! I love how these look. And I really enjoyed reading your heart-full post. Thanks for sharing this with us today!
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  24. Have made tuna balls but never stuffed with cranberries. What a great idea. Love the pic s ! lovely !
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  25. The flavor combination in these tuna balls sounds so interesting. I can believe they would be a hit at parties.
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  26. This looks amazing. Can’t wait to try!!

  27. What a fun little appetizer!
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  28. I love the surprise inside the tuna balls! YUM!
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  29. These look magnificent! I want one right now!
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