Bombil/Bombay Duck Fry

Bombil/Bombay Duck Fry

Bombil is a seafood I got introduced to when I came to Mumbai. Its a super soft fish and the best place to have it in Mumbai is Gajalee. This is the traditional recipe for Bombil fry.

Lejna Ramachandran


  1. 6 / duck BombilBombay
  2. 3 Tablespoons Gingergarlic paste
  3. 1 Teaspoon Red chilli powder
  4. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
  5. 1/2 Cup Rice flour
  6. 1 Tablespoon Rawa semolina /
  7. Salt


5 mins
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    Clean the fish,slightly cut along the stomach and take off the spine as that is the only major bone.

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    Squeeze out the water in the fish by pressing it between your palms.

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    Marinate the fish with ginger garlic paste,red chili powder,turmeric powder and salt. Place the fish in a plate and tilt the plate and keep for about 15 minutes so that the excess water is drained.

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    Mix rice flour and rawa and place in a plate. Coat the fish with the mix and shallow fry for 5 minutes.

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