Cod curry

    1 hour 10 min

    This tomato based curry may be modified for heat depending on quantity of spices and number of chillies used. It is a great favourite with my family - I make it about once a month.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 knob root ginger, grated
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon cardamom
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 fresh green chillies, seeded and diced
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 450g (1 lb) cod fillets, cut into chunks

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Place onion in the frying pan. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 15 minutes, or until soft and brown.
    2. Mix the garlic and ginger into the frying pan. Cook 1 minute. Mix in cumin, coriander, cardamom, turmeric and salt. Stir in the green chillies, fresh coriander, lemon juice and tomatoes with juice, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the frying pan. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. If you like, the sauce may be set aside for a few hours at this point to allow the flavours to blend.
    3. Return the sauce to a boil, and place cod in the frying pan. Reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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    Lovely curry, really tasty and just the right heat for my two children with the two green chillies and a dollop of yoghurt added on serving.  -  26 Apr 2010


    Looking for a diet recipe. This is very low fat so you can eat as much as you like. Easy to make and Very tasty with fat free yoghurt.  -  15 Aug 2012


    Quick and simple to make. Lovely, fresh, Thai like flavours. Used haddock fillets and the juice of a whole lemon rather than just a tablespoon. Also saved some of the chopped fresh coriander to sprinkle on top to serve. A winner!  -  13 Jul 2012