Bombay duck curry

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Bombilache Golgolem / gulgulem


7 – 8 fresh Bombay ducks (cleaned /cut and apply salt)

1 large onion chipped

1 large tomato chopped

2 sprigs of coriander leaves chopped.

2 stems of curry leaves

Small bowl of tamarind dipped in warm water

Oil as required

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon vinegar (optional)

bombay duck-bombil-curry

Masala to grind:

6 sprigs of coriander leaves

3 green chilies

4 cloves of garlic

½ inch ginger

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon turmeric

9 peppercorns

6 cloves

1 inch cinnamon stick

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** tamarind and curry leaves not to be included while grinding.


1. Add oil to a pot and sauté the onions till they are translucent.

2. Add the tomatoes and cook for a while.

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3. Put the ground masala to the pot and allow it to boil with little water.

4. Add the tamarind water and chopped coriander leaves

5. Now add the Bombay ducks to the gravy and put the curry leaves.

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6. Cook till the Bombay ducks / bombil are cooked.

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7. Check salt to taste. Add vinegar (optional)

bombay duck-bombil-curry

Bon appetit.


One Comment Add yours

  1. I miss this so much. Sadly I don’t get it this part of the world and substituting with another fish just doesn’t work


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