Dry Bombay Duck Curry – Bombil Curry Recipe

by maria updated July 27, 2012

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe, Bombay Duck Curry. Bombil Curry Recipe. Bombay Duck also referred as bombil and recently Mumbai Duck lols :). Here comes my first non vegetarian Recipe that too Fish My favorite - Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe. Bombay Duck also referred as bombil and recently Mumbai Duck lols :).   Recipe is a poular dish in coastal regions.  I belong to Goan - Konkani Cuisine and also my father being from south coast. Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe is quite often made at my house. I love the way my mother makes this Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe.

Here comes my first non vegetarian Recipe that too Fish My favorite - Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe. Bombay Duck also referred as bombil and recently Mumbai Duck lols :).   Bombay Duck Recipe is a popular dish across coastal regions.  I belong to Goan – Konkani Cuisine my mother also my father being from south coast.  That is the reason fish love comes naturally to me. Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe is quite often made at my house. I love the way my mother makes this Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe.

Any dried fish will emit a lot of smell which your nose and neighbours will both not like. Don’t worry just immerse dried bombil or Bombay Ducks in a bowl of water with some vinegar and salt. If you want you can omit Vinegar out and just immerse the dried fish in plain water. This will help in removing the odor of the fish.

You could also check my mom special Spicy Crab Curry. So keep experimenting on food. You would end up having both good and not so good results. But practice makes a man perfect. You would surely end up being a great cook like me.

Dry Bombay Ducks are easily available at any fish market. If you cannot get please tell your non veg neighbour. They will surely bring it for you. Also the cost is minimal so do try out this Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

This Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe is great to eat with chapatis or steamed rice. Also some fried dried fishwill taste wonder. Ensure you eat them hot for the lovely taste.

Common lets move ahead to the recipe.

Preparation Time : 60 mins ( 40 mins cooking rest preparation time)

Ingredients:

Marination

  • 7 to 8 Dried Bombay Duck ( Chopped into  2 to 3 halves)
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 t/s  Haldi (Turmeric)
  • 1 tbsp  Chilli powder
  • 1 t/s Salt

For Marination: Firstly immerse the dried Bombay Duck in plain water for about 5 mins. Now make a paste of Turmeric, Chilli Powder, Salt and Vinegar. Rub this paste on the chopped Bombay Duck. Marinate for about 10 to 15 mins. In the meanwhile we will make the preparation of Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Ingredients for Curry:

  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 4 small sized Potatoes or 2 big sized Potatoes
  • 6 small Brinjal of any kind ( I have used white Brinjal)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4 Dry Kashmiri Red Chillies
  • 2 Onion
  • 1 t/s Haldi ( turmeric)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Dessicated Coconut Or Dry Coconut Powder
  • 8 Garlic
  • 1 Inch Ginger Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 8 to10 Black Pepper (Kalimiri)
  • 1 t/s Ajwain
  • 1 t/s Methi seeds (Fenugreek seeds)
  • 1 tbsp Cummin Seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 3 strands of Coriander leaves
  • 4 Kokam
  • Salt as per taste

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Method:

Chop Potatoes, Tomatoes, Brinjal into medium size. Immerse Brinjal in water post chopping else it will loose its color. Slice 1 Onion into thin slice.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Take Ajwain, Jeera, Haldi,Black Pepper, Dessicated Coconut, Red Chillies, Green Chilly,Coriander seeds. Also slice the other Onion.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Add all the above masalas into a grinder to form a smooth paste.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

This paste will be orangish in color.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Now add 1 2 tbsp Oil in the vessel. Once the oil is hot add chopped onions and stir until pink in color.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Its time to add the Marinated Bombay Ducks and fry them for 5 mins along with Onions. Put Potatoes, Tomatoes, 1 green Chilly and stir for some time.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Now add the grounded curry paste and stir well.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Put chopped brinjals and add some water.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Add salt and cover the curry with lid for 10 mins. Now remove the lid and stir gently. Also add the kokam to the curry now

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Keep for 20 mins more once the potatoes are cooked. It means your curry is ready. Serve hot with steamed rice and chapatis.

Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe

Garnish the curry with coriander leaves.

Tip:

  1. Always immerse dried fish in water before cooking to remove the odor.
  2. You could use the same procedure for other dried fish also.

Hope you would like this Dry Bombay Duck Curry –  Bombil Curry Recipe.


Dry Bombay Duck Curry -  Bombil Curry Recipe


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Estrelina Dias March 20, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I tired your crab they were really great I will try your other recipe too. Thanks God bless U.

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maria March 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Thanks Estrelina for trying the recipes I am happy your family loved them…. take care and would love to hear more from you :)

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SUPARNA RAMANI May 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

just love the reciepes..my mouth was literally watering reading your trarle ambut tikhat reciepe will surely try it tomorrow . keep the good work going….!
thanks
suparna

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maria May 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Thanks Suparna do keep me posted with your feedback :) take care!

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Ian Scott March 26, 2013 at 1:33 am

Sounds delicious, though don’t know what kokam are ajwain are. Could I use a substitute? Just ordered Bombay Ducks off the internet as were banned by the EEC :( but are once again available in Britain now :). Thanks very much for sharing your recipe!

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maria March 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

Thanks Ian for coming here kokam is black in color and known as Garcinia Indica and ajwain are carom seeds. Instead of kokam you could use 1 tbsp tamarind pulp guess carom seeds would be available if not use 1 t/s oregano powder. Great to know you got Bombay Ducks lemme know how the dish was? take care….

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Ian Scott March 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Hi Maria. tried your Dry Bombay Duck Curry but unfortunately didn’t turn out as good as I hoped. Not because of your recipe. Yours looked, and I’m sure tasted wonderful. The trouble is I couldn’t obtain all the authentic ingredients; kokum, the correct chillies etc. It didn’t look as beautiful as yours either as it turned out a dark brown instead of orange :) but tasted quite nice. The Bombay Ducks I obtained via the internet were poor too. Hardly any flavour compared to the ones I used to be able to buy :( I am looking forward to trying out some of your other lovely recipes if I can find the correct ingredients. I may have to move to Mumbai :) Give your mum a hug from me. She’s obviously a wonderful cook! :) Thanks for all your help, Ian.

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maria March 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Its alright Ian as long as it tasted good :) surely try some more recipes and keep me posted. Surely will thank her on your behalf :) you are welcome be in touch, take care and happy weekend….

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tina December 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Thanks for sharing the recipe. It turned out great! I see the fried ones also in the pic. How do you make that?

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maria December 7, 2011 at 6:56 am

Thanks Tina…. fried ones generally we marinate with turmeric, salt, red chili powder and little vinegar for about 15 mins than shallow fry them. Hope this helps you!

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tina November 29, 2011 at 2:14 pm

This looks really great! I have some dried bombils in my refrigerator. Planning to make this for dinner.

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maria November 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Thanks Tina Do lemme know how was it ?

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tina January 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

Yum! I wish I could get some good dried fish here! The dish looks great :)

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maria January 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Hi Tina,

Thanks should I send you some dry fish ! where do you live?

Cheers!
Maria

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