Fish Kedgeree

Fish kedgeree

Kedgeree is a classic English breakfast dish believed to be based on the Indian khichdi (a rice and lentil comfort food). It is traditionally made with flaked fish (smoked haddock), butter, curry powder, parsley and cilantro and is often served with hard or soft boiled eggs. It’s quick, easy to make and is delicious! Hope you enjoy it..

Fish Kedgeree Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 2)

1. Salmon – 250 – 300 gm, cut into small pieces (Traditionally smoked haddock is used, but I have used wild salmon here. You can use any boneless fish you prefer)

Salt and pepper – To season

2. Basmati rice – 1 cup, washed and drained

3. Oil – 2 – 3 tsp

Butter – 1.5 tbsp

4. Onion – 1/2 cup, chopped

Fresh / frozen green peas – 1/4 – 1/2 cup

5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Curry powder – 3/4 – 1 tsp

7. Chicken stock / vegetable stock – 2 cup

8. Salt – to taste

9. Coriander leaves /cilantro – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Fresh parsley – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Lemon / lime juice – 2 – 3 tsp or to taste

10. Boiled eggs – 2, quartered


1. Season the fish pieces with salt and pepper. Shallow fry in 2 – 3 tsp oil until 1/2 – 3/4 th done. Remove to a plate and flake them slightly.

2. In the same pan, heat 1.5 tbsp butter and add chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Saute until transparent. Add fresh green peas, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and curry powder. Stir for a minute and add drained rice. Next add 2 cups of chicken stock / vegetable stock / hot water. Bring to a boil. Taste-check for salt. Cover and cook for 4 minutes at medium-high heat. Open the lid and add flaked fish pieces. Again cover and cook at low heat for 5 – 6 minutes until rice gets done. Open the lid and add chopped coriander leaves and parsley. You can also sprinkle 1 – 2 tbsp chopped spring onion, if you want.  Switch off. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Open the lid and add a pinch fresh cracked pepper and lemon /lime juice. Mix gently. Serve  with egg quarters. This makes a great one-pot brunch, lunch or dinner.. Enjoy!

-This is a mildly spiced dish, you can add more spice powders if you prefer.

Fish Kedgeree

Fish kedgeree

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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