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Lazy Sunday Smoked Haddock Kedgeree

  • 16 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

How to make Smoked Haddock Kedgeree




  • 1 pack Tilda Pilau Steamed Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 300g smoked haddock fillet, skinned and cubed
  • 2 tsp tikka masala curry paste
  • 100g frozen peas (defrosted)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 lemon

How to make Lazy Sunday Smoked Haddock Kedgeree

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion until soft.

  2. Add the curry paste and the haddock for 3 - 4 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the rice according to the pack instructions then add to the pan with the peas and heat through.

  4. Stir in the parsley and season to taste.

  5. Serve piping hot garnished with the eggs and a squeeze of lemon juice.

What is kedgeree?

Kedgeree is a traditional Indian dish and a popular British dish made of cooked rice, flaked fish (usually smoked haddock), boiled eggs and various spices and herbs. It’s a hearty dish with a rich and aromatic flavour.

Can you freeze kedgeree?

Yes, you can freeze kedgeree. Ensure it is cooled completely before storing it in airtight containers or freezer bags. It can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost it in the fridge and reheat thoroughly before consuming.

What to serve with kedgeree?

Kedgeree is often served with side dishes including naan bread or roti for dinner, or if it’s for breakfast, you could serve it with fresh bread or a fresh fruit salad. There are also a number of garnishes and accompaniments you can use such as lime wedges, fresh coriander and chutney.

Can you reheat kedgeree?

Yes, you can reheat kedgeree. It is best to reheat it gently in a covered pan or in the microwave, stirring occasionally to distribute the heat evenly.

Is kedgeree healthy?

Kedgeree can be a nutritious dish as it combines protein from fish and eggs with carbohydrates from rice. However, the overall healthiness can depend on the specific recipe and cooking methods used. It’s important to moderate the amount of oil, butter or cream used and choose lean fish options to keep it healthier.

Where is kedgeree from?

Kedgeree is believed to have originated in British colonial India and was later adopted into British cuisine as a popular breakfast or brunch dish.

How long does kedgeree keep in the fridge?

Properly stored in a sealed container, kedgeree can last for up to 3-4 days in the fridge. Make sure that, once the dish has cooled after cooking, you refrigerate it promptly to maintain its freshness.

Is kedgeree a breakfast dish?

Yes, traditionally kedgeree is considered a breakfast dish in British cuisine and was originally introduced as a hearty breakfast option during the British colonial period in India. However, it can also be enjoyed as a brunch or as a main meal at dinner, tea or lunch.

What fish is used in kedgeree?

The most commonly used fish in kedgeree is smoked haddock. However, other types of fish such as smoked salmon, cod, mackerel or trout can also be used. The fish is usually flaked and mixed into the rice dish.