Make Sylvia Noble's Tuna Madras

The Doctor has faced the most powerful creatures and enemies in all creation, but nothing could have prepared them for the deadliest of all... Sylvia Noble's cooking! 

As featured in the 60th Anniversary Special The Star Beast, and on the Official Doctor Who Podcast, you can now cook your own version of Sylvia Noble's Tuna Madras.

Stream The Star Beast now on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Disney+ in the rest of the world. Find out where to watch here

The Fourteenth Doctor, Rose Noble, Donna Noble, Sylvia Noble and the Meep in a Kitchen


  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander (or fresh coriander if available)
  • Half teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of hot chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 onion
  • Chopped 5 cloves of garlic
  • Chopped 2 tins of tuna
  • Drained 1 tin of tomatoes
  • Half a jar of black olives


  1. Fry the onion for five minutes until golden brown.
  2. Add the garlic, stir for two minutes.
  3. Mix in the spices, stir quickly, add in two tins of tuna.
  4. Stir again twice.
  5. Add the tin of tomatoes and the olives.
  6. Bring to a boil until the sauce thickens.
  7. Turn down low for ten minutes.
  8. Serve.

You can also use a jar of ready-made Madras sauce, but that's not the Noble way!

And there you have it! If you want to see it tasted in action, make sure you tune into the first episode of the Official Doctor Who Podcast, for a full review from Tyrell Charles, Christel Dee and Juno Dawson.

Will the Doctor and Donna face anything more formidable? Tune into Wild Blue Yonder to find out... 

Watch the Doctor and Donna in action in the 60th Anniversary Specials, find out where to watch here

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