Slow Cooked Red Lentil and Cod Curry

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A few weeks ago I was watching one of my favourite YouTubers Kerry Whelpdale make a Delicious Vegan Red Lentil Curry. It looked delicious so I decided to make my own version of Kerry’s dish. A warm curry on a cold winter’s night is just heaven to me.

Winter is not my favourite time of year but what makes it bearable is the warming foods I make for my family. I love it when I find a new recipe to try too. Although I have adapted many part’s of Kerry’s recipe, I thought it was still yummy.

For this recipe I have made my own curry paste which is simple and easy to do. Plus I have also used homemade chicken stock or you could use homemade vegetable stock if you want to make it vegan. Oh and I cooked mine in the slow cooker and not on the hob. Apart from those adjustments everything was fairly similar. It’s definitely one of my new favourite curries.

Serves 4

Slow Cooked Red Lentil and Cod Curry


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Blender
  • Grater
  • Teaspoon
  • Serving spoon

Ingredient for the curry paste

  • Red chilli x 1 – 2
  • Ginger x 1 inch piece
  • Garlic x 2 cloves
  • Lemongrass x 2
  • Olive oil x 50mls

Method for the curry paste

  • Remove the stalk from the chillies and slice in half.
  • Scrape out the seeds with the back of the knife, if you’re a wuss like me.
  • Next peel the skin from the piece of ginger and the garlic cloves.
  • Cut the lemongrass into 1 centimetre pieces and put all of these ingredients into the blender.
  • Add the olive oil and blend all the ingredients together until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Set side.

Ingredients for the Red Lentil Curry

  • Cod x 500g
  • Red Lentils x 300g
  • Onion x 1
  • Carrot x 1
  • Courgette x 1
  • Tomatoes x 1 400g tin
  • Curry paste x all see above
  • Chicken or vegetable stock x 500mls
  • Garam Masala x 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Coconut milk x 1 400g tin
  • Green beans x 4 large handfuls

Method for the Slow Cooker

  • Start by peeling and thinly slicing the onion.
  • Next peel and grate the carrot and courgette.
  • Pour the lentils into the slow cooker.
  • Now add the prepared vegetables and the curry paste.
  • If it’s difficult to get all the curry paste from the blender, add stock to the cup of the blender and blend until the paste residue has been removed from the sides.
  • Pour in the stock and the tomatoes.
  • Add the garam masala and cinnamon.
  • Stir all together.
  • Put the slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Thirty minutes before the end of the cooking time cut the fish into chunks.
  • Add this to the curry along with the coconut milk and green beans.
  • Then serve with quinoa or rice and enjoy.
Slow Cooked Red Lentil and Cod Curry

Slow Cooked Red Lentil and Cod Curry is definitely a recipe I will be making in the future. The added benefit of the dish is you can make it for a vegan or vegetarian in your family and take out their portion. If you are not a vegan or vegetarian you can then add cod to the recipe. All the ingredients in this meal are freezable too. It’s a great meal to make extra and put in the freezer for another meal later on. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, enjoy.

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