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.
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)
- 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.
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
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.
Take Ajwain, Jeera, Haldi,Black Pepper, Dessicated Coconut, Red Chillies, Green Chilly,Coriander seeds. Also slice the other Onion.
Add all the above masalas into a grinder to form a smooth paste.
This paste will be orangish in color.
Now add 1 2 tbsp Oil in the vessel. Once the oil is hot add chopped onions and stir until pink in color.
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.
Now add the grounded curry paste and stir well.
Put chopped brinjals and add some water.
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
Keep for 20 mins more once the potatoes are cooked. It means your curry is ready. Serve hot with steamed rice and chapatis.
Garnish the curry with coriander leaves.
- Always immerse dried fish in water before cooking to remove the odor.
- You could use the same procedure for other dried fish also.
Hope you would like this Dry Bombay Duck Curry – Bombil Curry Recipe.