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
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.