Famous Goan recipe Dry Bombay Duck Chutney! Ate with steamed rice tastes yum….. I am feeling hungry again. This fish is a hot favorite in our house! We both love them….. Now what is Dry Bombay? Bombay duck is not any kind of duck but fish only found in Mumbai which is soft, tasty and a great fish. Bombay duck is known as bombil in India. This dish is easy, quick, spicy, tangy and goes great with rice, bread Or pav 🙂
Off late I have been craving for fish so I made this dish. I am not a meat lover but a fish lover. I am trying to reduce the intake of non veg food and becoming more of a vegetarian. Sometimes I really feel I do a big crime by eating fish Or animal. Hence becoming slowly vegetarian which is a difficult task as I come from a non veg background.
Check some of my Bombay Duck recipes on my blog…..some are Goan Dry Bombay Duck Curry, Fresh Bombay Duck Green Curry, Bombay Duck Curry and Goan Dry Bombay Duck Recipe.
Thanks to my mom who has made for us this always. Specially it tastes great in monsoon. Dried Bombay Ducks are easily available at all Indian stores. To eat fresh Bombay Duck you will have to visit Mumbai 😉
The pictures were clicked in the night time hence they don’t look too tempting but trust me the dish is too tempting 🙂
Dry Bombay Duck chutney printable version below:
- 15 - 17 dried bombay duck + ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- 1 t/s turmeric
- 1 tbsp vinegar Or lime juice
- 1.5 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp oil for shallow frying the bombay duck
- 2 tomatoes chopped finely
- 3 onion chopped finely
- 7 to 8 crushed garlic
- 2 green chilies slit from center
- 1.5 tbsp red chili powder
- 1 t/s turmeric
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp garam masala powder Or bottle masala powder
- few chopped coriander leaves
- 7 to 8 curry leaves
- 3 kokam (garcinia indica)
- salt as per taste
- Wash the dried bombay duck and immerse in half a cup water for 5 mins. Now take a knife and slit their head and remove the black color skin which are their fins on the sides. Be careful else you will have your fish in pieces. I just chop their head and tail about an inch each. Just scale off their wings and fins which are generally in black Or grey color.
- Now combine vinegar, red chili powder and turmeric. Mix nicely and rub on the chopped dried bombay duck. Marinate for 10 mins. Shallow fry them in 1 tbsp oil until they are golden brown and crispy from both sides.
- Take a vessel add oil and place on medium heat. Once oil is hot reduce the heat. Add chopped onion, sugar and green chilies. Saute for a minute and add crushed garlic.
- After a minute add chopped tomatoes. Saute for 2 mins. Add turmeric, red chili powder and some coriander leaves. Mix all nicely. Add the fried bombay ducks. Also add garam masala powder.
- Add salt for seasoning and kokam. Cook for another 3 to 4 mins. Cover with a lid and switch off the gas. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice Or pav.
- While selecting dried Bombay Duck ensure its firm, clean and thin.
- Don't add salt while marinating as this will make your bombay duck soggy. So add salt once you done with your dish for a crispy fish.
- You could add more chili powder if you like them spicy.
- If kokam isn't available you could add dash of lime juice Or tamarind pulp mixed with water.
- Enjoy Dry Bombay Duck Chutney!
- The printable version below:
2. Don't add salt while marinating as this will make your bombay duck soggy. So add salt once you done with your dish for a crispy fish.
3. You could add more chili powder if you like them spicy.
4. If kokam isn't available you could add dash of lime juice Or tamarind pulp mixed with water.
Shrirang P says
While searching for sukhi bombil chutney…I found lot of videos on YouTube… Accidentally i found your recipe which is Goan style….I am searching for ready-made chutney…Ready to eat…Where it is available…
Why not expert like you make such things and make it available online….?.
U have earned a bookmark . Glad and by chance found ur page . This page of urs is amazing and I can’t wait to try all ur fish recipes.. Keep it up .. Hope I will see some Thai recipes . You must try them . Thanks for ur effort
Vishal thankyou for your kind words hope you would like the seafood recipes here also some thai recipes already here like red thai chicken curry. … looking foward for more feedback from you thanks.
Hi Maria, accidently found your blog while checking for Semolina cake(Baath cake) and really loved the collection of recipes you have.. Am manglorean and from Aamchi Mumbai.. and I love dry bombay duck and dry shrimp more than any other dry fish..You can have dry Bby duck in so many ways.. with Brinjal, just dry roasting , etc.. Loved your recipe, will defintely try and let u know..
Thanks Swetha for coming here nice to meet you yeah bombay ducks can be made in a lot of ways 🙂 surely lemme know how were they? take care.