Tiyula' Ista'

Tiyula ista’ is one of the typical viands cook daily in the Tausugs’ kitchens. Fresh catch fishes would be the best to cook with this recipe.
Here is the simple recipe try it!


  • 1 kg. Tuna or white cavalla
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Ginger
  • Chili Pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Patola
  • Aromatic Pungent herb
  • Green leafy vegetable
  • Okra
  • Salt to taste
  • Peel the ginger, onion, patola,
  • Cut the onion, chili pepper, okra, green leafy vegetable and patola into desired size
  • Pound the ginger and the lemon grass
  • Place the fish into the pot and all spices.
  • Squeeze the cut tomato with hand
  • Pour 1 liter of clean water to the pot
  • Add salt
  • Put the pot on fire until it boil
  • Let it boil for 10 minutes then put the patola and green leafy vegetable
  • Allow it to boil for another 3 minutes