Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry | How to make Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry

By Sunita Sahu  |  4th Apr 2018  |  
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About Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry Recipe

Bombay duck is not a duck (quack! quack!) but a fish. It is also known as Bombil. Fresh Bombay duck is very delicate & needs gentle handling while frying.The fish is moist & succulent from the inside & crisp on the outside when fried. Bombay duck goes well with steamed rice & dal fry. When used in a curry the fish is very tender & soft. Enjoy this crisp fried fresh Bombay duck with fries; very light on spices and tastes amazing. This recipe is an all time favourite with my family & I just can’t wait to share this one with you…Happy Bombay Ducking!

Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry

Ingredients to make Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry

  • 8 to 10 Bombil/Bombay duck
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup suji/ semolina
  • oil for frying

How to make Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry

  1. Clean the fresh Bombay duck by gently removing the head, the side fins, the insides of the mouth & cut the tail. ( I get this done by the fishmonger).
  2. Slit the fish along its length & debone gently. Do not cut through completely; spread the fish open into a flat fillet.
  3. Quickly wash the fish & drain thoroughly. Use kitchen towels to absorb excess water or keep in a strainer with some heavy weight to strain out excess water.
  4. In a bowl take lemonjuice,salt,red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix all the spices well.
  5. Rub spices gently on fish pieces.
  6. Keep marinated fish pieces for around 30 minutes.
  7. Take suji in a flat dish. Coat both the sides of marinated fish with suji properly.
  8. Heat oil in heavy bottom shallow pan on slow flame.
  9. Add fish pieces and fry till it the colour changes to golden brown.
  10. Crispy Bombay duck fry (Bombil Fry) is ready to eat…yummm

Reviews for Bombil (Bombay Duck) Fish Fry (1)

Hema Mallik7 months ago

Would love to try this.