Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bombay Duck Curry

Bombay duck curry (pathare prabhu bombil kalvan)

Pathare prabhus are original mumbaikars, the first people to have been settled in mumbai..

this is my mom's recipe and its slurrpped by all .. here I'm sharing a typical recipe of theirs which is loved, enjoyed and cherished by everyone.

Bombil kalvan (bombalache kalvan) - the english word for bombil is bombay duck..

My very good friend, Manasi has asked for this recipe, she loves pathare prabhu cooking.

Manasi here's a recipe for you.. Enjoy!

For Bombil kalvan (bombay duck curry), you will need:

6 pieces Bombil (Bomaby Duck) pieces - each cleaned and cut in half
2 tbsp tamarind pulp
1 cup chopped coriander
3-4 green chillies
10-12 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp lime juice
1tbsp oil

Grind coriander, chillies, coconut, garlic, tamarind pulp with water (as required) to a fine paste.

In a vessel, marinate the fish pieces with salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, oil and lime juice and keep for 5 mins.

Now add the coriander paste to the marinated fish.
Keep again for 5 mins.

Now add about 1 cup water and keep it on medium flame to boil.

Once the fish is cooked add some freshly chopped coriander to it and serve hot with steam rice.

-Amrutha Langs


  1. thanks!!!!lovely! i am so wanting to rush to Bombay and into your mum's kitchen to eat this !!!

  2. Heyyy Manasi... you are always welcomed ... : ):)
    ye lavkar ye!!!


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