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This is a traditional British breakfast from colonial India and is a lovely little dish,with a nice balance of spicy and smoky flavours.It makes a tasty lunch or supper too -so get stuck in.
- 2 eggs
- 680 g undyed smoked haddock fillets, pin bones removed
- 2 fresh bay leaves
- 170 g long grain rice or 170 g basmati rice
- 110 g pure butter ghee
- 1 piece ginger, grated
- 1 medium onions or 1 bunch spring onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
- 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
- 2 lemons, juice of
- 2 cups fresh coriander
- 1 red chile, finely chopped
- 20 g fresh coriander, chopped
- plain yogurt
- TIP: ghee is butter with the milk proteins and salts removed,which means it is less likely to burn.
- Boil the eggs for 10 minutes.
- Hold under cold running water.
- Put the fish and bay leaves in a shallow pan with enough water to cover.
- Bring to the boil,cover,and simmer for about 5 minutes,until cooked through.
- Remove from pan and set aside.
- When cool enough to handle,remove skin from fish,flake into chunks and set aside.
- Cook the rice in salted water for about 10 minutes and drain.
- Refresh in cold water,drain again,and leave in the fridge until needed.
- Melt the butterghee in a pan over a low heat.
- Add the ginger,onion and garlic.
- Soften for about 5 minutes,then add the curry powder and mustard seeds.
- Cook for a further few minutes,then add the chopped tomatoes and lemon juice.
- Quarter the eggs.
- Add fish and rice to pan and gently heat through.
- Add the eggs,coriander and chilli and stir gently.
- Place in a warm serving dish.
- Mix the chopped coriander and natural yogurt,and serve with the kedgeree.
10 out of 10. I bought some smoked cobbler fish and tried this recipe, my husband was not looking forward to this as I had cooked fish about 5 times this week. What a fantastic surprise, the taste was amazing, not like any other Kedgeree recipe I have ever tried. I used frozen corriander as I didn't have any fresh and I used 'Lazy garlic, ginger and chilli' but the end result was brilliant and I will deffinately be cooking this again, and again and again! My husband was well impressed.
Very successful - made as written (including fresh bay leaves from the garden). Excellent recipe and so good to be able to prepare it in advance
There are a number of recipes available on the Internet and the spicier nature of this one appeals to the present British palate - Indian curries replaced the more traditional fish and chips a long time ago...!