Curried cod 2016

Curried cod

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(215 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…

  • 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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29th Jun, 2019
Was worried it would be bland because it was so simple but it was probably one of the tastiest home cooked dishes we have had recently. We would be happy to be served this in a restaurant!
26th May, 2019
Utterly delicious recipe. As we like spicy foods I used Hot Curry powder. This is now a firm favourite!
25th May, 2019
Loved this was very delicious!
14th May, 2019
Love this recipe and make it all the time. Sometimes add potatoes to the curry to avoid having to cook the rice.
27th Mar, 2019
Very easy, healthy and super-tasty. We had it with mashed cannellini beans and sauteed cherry tomatoes as a 5:2 meal. Seriously recommend.
21st Feb, 2019
This dish is AMAZING. Whilst I can follow a recipe and have received compliments for previous recipes, my Partner on this occasion said this dish is restaurant quality. That's not because I'm an amazing cook but down to the recipe and ingredients. Thank you! Will make again!
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jodie britton
20th Feb, 2019
Super quick and easy to make tastes great too. It’s very mild though I make this for my two year olds and they love it.
Richard Jinks
28th Jan, 2019
Made this tonight, wasn’t enough of a kick for me so I added some chilli powder. Really impressed with the health stats for this. Didn’t have any coriander unfortunately but was great without.
25th Jan, 2019
We used ginger powder rather than fresh ginger and whatever fish we had in the freezer - one tuna steak and one smoked haddock fillet. The recipe turned out very nice but would reduce heat whilst everything cooks as chickpeas stuck to the bottom of the pan.
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16th Oct, 2018
I didn't have ginger to hand but I went for my fave - goes into almost everything - guindilla chilli. These are dried whole chilli pods, orangey-red, 5mm to 12mm long - and HOT! You have to be careful with these guys. You only need an extra 12mm one to achieve a guidillo too far. I had it just right - the occasional tear needing wiping .... Here in Valencia the curry powders available are not very good, even from the spice stalls in the fantastic Mercado Central. I added cumin powder as well and cumin seeds. With the garlic, it tasted like curry - mas o menos. The end result was fab. Lots of thick, hot tomato juice to soak into rice and good flavour from the fish - some misc white fish from the freezer bin in the s/mkt. I will defo add some chunky prawns next time. This cod packs a wallop.


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