Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This dish has quickly become a family favourite. Easy, healthy and delicious, with just the right amount of spiciness. The recipe as-is can come out more like a stew, so if you want it to be a plate (not bowl) dish, decrease the liquid a little and be careful as the cod releases a lot of water when cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the lentils in a saucepan with the turmeric and stock. Bring to the boil, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are just tender. Remove from the heat and add salt.
  2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan. Add the cumin seeds and, when they begin to pop, add the ginger and cayenne pepper. Stir-fry the spices for a few seconds, then pour on to the lentils. Add the lemon juice and the coriander and stir them gently into the mixture.
  3. Lay the pieces of cod on top of the lentils, cover the pan and then cook gently over a low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is tender.
  4. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves and one or two lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

We really loved this dish. Very easy to prepare as it is a one pot meal.<br/>I omitted the cilantro. Served it with white rice. <br/>Thanks for posting.

NewEnglandCook September 24, 2014

This was wonderful! The whole family wanted seconds (good thing I doubled the recipe)!

Three Kids Make Me Crazy March 08, 2013

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