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This easy Pumpkin Cod Curry is made with a spiced pumpkin and tomato sauce, fresh spinach, and gently poached cod.
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Cod Curry with Pumpkin

This easy Cod Curry with Pumpkin is made with a spiced pumpkin-tomato sauce, fresh spinach, and gently poached cod.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 384kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3 ounces fresh spinach (about 2 handfuls)
  • 8 ounces cod (~2 fillets)
  • lemon or lime wedge (to serve)
  • 2 sprigs cilantro, removed from stems (optional, to serve)
  • rice or crusty bread (optional, to serve)


  • Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large pot.  Add mustard seeds, and let them fry in the oil until they begin to pop.  
  • Add onions, garam masala, smoked paprika and salt and until the onions soften and the spices become fragrant.
    Add the garlic and cook 1-2 more minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add tomatoes and pumpkin to the pot.  Let the mixture simmer on medium for about 5 minutes.
    Add the fresh spinach, and stir the spinach into the tomato-pumpkin mixture.
  • Set the two cod fillets on top of the tomato-pumpkin mixture, and cover the pan.  Set a timer for 5 minutes, and allow the fish to poach in the curry.
    Uncover the pan. The fish should be opaque white and cooked through.
  • Top curry with cilantro (optional), and squeeze a little fresh lemon or lime juice over the cod right before serving.


Nutrition information does not include optional rice or bread.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1210mg | Potassium: 2259mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 24446IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 9mg