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

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place onion in the skillet. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 15 minutes, or until soft and brown.

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  • Mix the garlic paste and ginger paste into the skillet. Cook 1 minute. Mix in cumin, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, and salt. Stir in the jalapeno, cilantro, lemon juice, and tomatoes with juice, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Bring to a 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 flavors to blend.

  • Return the sauce to a boil, and place cod in the skillet. Reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

226.8 calories; 23.6 g protein; 11.4 g carbohydrates; 52.8 mg cholesterol; 757 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Fantastic! though I did tweak it a bit. I did not have any ginger paste or garlic paste so I just added a few dashes of ground ginger and minced garlic along with an extra bit of olive oil. Also instead of jalapenos, I used some hot chili sauce which I think better compliments the spices. This turned out perfectly. I love that it is low fat and full of flavor! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2011
Husband hated it. My daughter who loves everything didn't like it either. I thought it was okay but won't make it again because of the response from everybody else. I did everything but the jalapenos. Read More
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134 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Fantastic! though I did tweak it a bit. I did not have any ginger paste or garlic paste so I just added a few dashes of ground ginger and minced garlic along with an extra bit of olive oil. Also instead of jalapenos, I used some hot chili sauce which I think better compliments the spices. This turned out perfectly. I love that it is low fat and full of flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
This was a wonderful way to get my picky husband to eat fish. Rather than use the extensive list of spices, I have a homemade curry powder mix I've made that gave this recipe a wonderful curry flavor. I threw in baby potatoes in the dish and let it all cook together. This is a family favorite now - we made it as often as we can get away with it. I highly recommend this taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2012
Great, simple curry that is tasty and quick to make. By the way, curry powder is just a mixture of several different spices, like the ones called for in this recipe. "Curry powder" is not a necessary ingredient for a curry dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2009
My family really enjoyed this. The spices blended perfectly to create a delicious, authentic-tasting curry. The only addition I made was to add a little extra salt. I served it with aloo gobhi from another site and whole wheat parathas for a delicious, not too fatty meal. To the reviewer who thought this wasn't a real curry because it did not contain curry powder: the spices in this dish come together to create a curry flavor. Curry powder is just a blend of some of the same spices found in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2011
i'm not really sure why this is called 'curry' when there is no curry powder involved. it was ok as stated but it seemed like it was missing something. since the name involved curry i decided to add curry powder - 6 tbsp and 1/4 c fat free half and half. this made it much better in my opinion something like a korma. definitely worth making again with the changes - and there really wasnt anything lost because i tried the sauce before i served it so i had time to add things. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2006
the proportions of spices are excellent and this allowed for one to taste the different levels of flavor; one spice did not overpower the other. I had a 14.5 oz. can of crushed tomatoes and then chopped up some romas that needed using up. I added 4 cloves of garlic and although I did not double the spices I heaped each amt. that the recipe called for. Only other spice addition was anise seed which I like in fish dishes. I usually don't use cilantro in Indian cooking because it tends to overpower the spices so just pinched off a small handful and chopped. Added some turkish flat beans for a little more veggie and served w/basmatic saffron rice. Thanks for this super quick and easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2006
Good recipe. My husband suggested salting the fish before adding it to the curry. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2010
This was an easy healthy dish. I had everything but cilantro and cardamon....I will make it again using the full ingredient list since I questioned the amount of spices...thinking it needed more of everything and definitely a little more salt. Lots of wonderful juice and great over rice. I cut my cod into 2 inch rectangles from a full fillet. The fish was done in under the 15 min....I also think the spices would have come through more if I had had time to let it rest more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2008
This was terrific! I only had one 14 oz can of tomatoes so I added a little tomato paste with the garlic and ginger and a little water with the canned tomatoes. Otherwise I followed the recipe. My husband and I enjoyed this very much. Thanks for the post! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/10/2011
Husband hated it. My daughter who loves everything didn't like it either. I thought it was okay but won't make it again because of the response from everybody else. I did everything but the jalapenos. Read More
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