Curried cod 2016

Curried cod

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(41 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

An easy-to-prepare midweek one-pot with cod fillet, chickpeas, ginger and spices - it's healthy, low calorie and packed with iron too!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal296
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre8g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp medium curry powder
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and finely grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 4 cod fillets (about 125-150g each)



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • zest 1 lemon, then cut into wedges



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • handful coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large, lidded frying pan. Cook the onion over a high heat for a few mins, then stir in the curry powder, ginger and garlic. Cook for another 1-2 mins until fragrant, then stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas and some seasoning.

  2. Cook for 8-10 mins until thickened slightly, then top with the cod. Cover and cook for another 5-10 mins until the fish is cooked through. Scatter over the lemon zest and coriander, then serve with the lemon wedges to squeeze over.

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15th May, 2018
This is a great recipe, although for me the flavours are better a bit stronger. I used half the quantity of the cod and tomatoes but added in 1.5 peppers and a some extra curry powder. This made around 3 portions for me and was a tasty, cheap and filling meal, with no need for rice. Definitely adding this one to my recipe book.
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Deborah Cheyne
3rd Mar, 2018
Have made this now three times and it is both quick and tasty, but only use one can of chopped tomatoes.
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Jazz Ba
6th Dec, 2017
This recipe is so easy to prepare and it’s really quick! Very yummy! Made it last night after I got home very late! Delicious and healthy quick dinner! I used parsley instead of coriander, cause I don’t have any. Will make it again very soon!
15th Oct, 2017
Very Good I added some Tandoori. The Curry Didn't have to much flavour but that helps you taste the Cod :)
14th Sep, 2017
Was okay but not curry-ish at all, and very tomatoey. Maybe dial back the tomatoes and add a bit more ginger and garlic.
9th Sep, 2017
I really don't like this. Not a good flavour, simply couldn't eat it and threw it away.
29th Aug, 2017
This was surprisingly tasty considering how easy it was to put together, and how few ingredients are needed. The lemon and coriander make it lovely and fresh and zingy, while the ginger and curry powder give the chickpeas an earthy warmth.
Tina Hands
10th Aug, 2017
This sounds great. Doing it tonight using frozen white fish from supermarket. £2 a big bag.
21st Feb, 2017
Simple, tasty recipe - placing the fish on top and covering allows it to gently steam and absorb flavour. I was out of chickpeas and wanted some veg so added finely sliced courgette and quartered mushrooms early on. The curry powder that I used was an fish curry masala spice blend that I often use for fish/seafood curries with a little extra turmeric added.
24th Jan, 2017
I often make this. Sometimes I leave out the chickpeas and still substantial. Ran out of rice the other night only realising when ready to cook it but had a garlic bread in the freezer and the kids loved it with that


6th Nov, 2017
is this recipe ok to freeze?
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9th Nov, 2017
Thanks for your question. We think this works better if you don't. On reheating the cod will become overcooked and fall apart. The recipes that are just as good frozen and reheated have a blue star above the nutritional information. Hope that helps in future.
22nd Sep, 2016
Could I use a different type of bean? I really cannot stand chickpeas. Would haricot / cannellini / butter beans work similarly? Or would I need to adjust cooking times?
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29th Sep, 2016
Hi there,Yes you can substitute chickpeas for another type of canned bean and it will not affect the cooking time. Enjoy!
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