Slow Cooked Sri Lankan Fish Curry

Slow Cooked Sri Lankan Fish Curry

The closest I have been to Sri Lanka is the Maldives. My husband Howard and I stayed on these beautiful islands for our honeymoon. Therefore I’m no expert on Sri Lankan food, but I do love to try different meals from all round the world. For me, writing this blog is a brilliant way to experiment with different dishes from other cultures. I find food they eat in Eastern countries to be so flavoursome and interesting.

Due to the situation, we have not booked a holiday abroad this year. Hopefully we will travel to a location in the UK for our summer get away this year. Although when we are permitted to travel again I would love to go to Sri Lanka and India. I really want to try the food and experience the culture too. For now I made us this delicious Sri Lankan fish curry and then I imagined us on a wonderful holiday to this part of the world. We all really enjoyed the curry and we hope you do too.

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Serves 4


  • Vegetable peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Teaspoon
  • Fine grater
  • Stirring spoon
  • Slow cooker
  • Fish knife


  • Cod or any white fish x 600g
  • Red onion x 1
  • Carrots x 2
  • Butternut Squash x 1 small
  • Mild. medium or hot chilli powder x 1 – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric x 2 centimetre piece
  • Fresh ginger x 2 inch piece
  • Cardamon pods x 2 – 4
  • Cinnamon stick x 1
  • Chicken stock or bone broth x 1 litre
  • Coconut cream x 100mls
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by peeling the carrots and butternut squash.
  • Cut the top and the bottom from the squash and slice it lengthways.
  • Scoop the seeds from the squash and cut into 1 centimetre pieces.
  • Put the pieces into the slow cooker.
  • Now cut the top and bottom from the carrots and slice.
  • Place the carrots into the slow cooker as well.
  • Remove the skin from the onion then slice and dice it.
  • Put the diced onion into the slow cooker as well.
  • Pour in the chicken stock or bone broth and the coconut cream.
  • Sprinkle over the mild chilli powder.
  • Grate in the piece of ginger and tumeric.
  • Put the cardamon pods between your teeth and crack them.
  • Add the seeds to the slow cooker along with the cinnamon stick.
  • Now sprinkle over salt and pepper to your tastes.
  • Stir all of these ingredients together.
  • Put the lid on the slow cooker and turn it on to high four about 3 hours and low for about six hours.
  • At the end of the cooking process, cut up the fish and add it to the curry sauce.
  • Cook for a further 30 minutes in the slow cooker.
  • Next cook the rice or side of your choice as per the packet instructions.
  • Finally add in the spinach and stir it round the slow cooker pot until it has all wilted in.
  • Then cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice into the pot as well.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Slow Cooked Sri Lankan Fish Curry

Slow Cooked Sri Lankan Fish Curry was a big hit in our house. Howard, our son Ted and I really enjoyed this dish. All the plates were clean by the end of the meal so this is normally a good sign that the meal was enjoyed. We ate this meal with jasmine rice but you could eat it with any kind of rice or even pasta. Yes I know pasta but I think it’s another way to eat this dinner. All the ingredients are also freezable but not the rice. You could make a big batch and freeze it for another occasion. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx