Thursday, December 21, 2017

CRISPY FRIED STUFFED BOMBAY DUCK / BHARLA BOMBIL


Bombay Duck or Bombil is a variety of fish which is good for frying. You may fry it with or without any stuffing. It is very popular in Maharashtra. The crispy fried one pairs well with dal chawal. I have tried out with stuffed prawn mixture. The taste was divine.


Ingredients:
Bombil / Bombay Duck ....... 6
Prawns ................................ 8 medium sized
Onion ................................ 1 small
Coriander ....................... handful
Green chillies ................. 2
Garlic .......................... 1  tsp
Garam masala .............. 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ......... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ......... 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder .............. 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice ................. 2 tbsps
Salt ................................. to taste
Rice flour ..................... for coating
Oil ............................ 1/2 cup (for frying)

Method:

Clean the bombil and remove the center bone. Flatten it by slitting in the middle. Marinate with salt, turmeric and lemon juice. Set aside.





Clean and de-vein the prawns.







In a chopper, grind the prawns, onion, garlic and green chillies coarsely.






Take a pan and heat 1 tbsp of oil. Tip in the prawn mixture. Saute until the prawns change the colour.







Season with salt and the spice powders mentioned in the list. Add coriander leaves.



Wipe the marinated bombil with a kitchen tissue to remove the moisture. Spoon some filling on the fish and press it firmly.






Fold the fish into shape and dust some rice flour on it.







Now to ensure to keep the filling intact, tie the fish with thread.







Heat oil and fry the fish carefully turning it a couple of times until done. Using a sharp scissor cut the thread and remove carefully.






Serve as a snack or as a side dish with dal chawal.


38 comments:

  1. wow. I would like to have this fry with sauce. Its yummy to see. Thank you for sharing fish fry recipe. I am bryan and I am working in my blog. Cooking is one among my hobbies.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Bryan. I shall surely visit your blog.

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  2. My hubby loves Bombay duck...alwyas wondered why its called Bombay duck when its a fish!

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    1. True Mayuri.. we should Google and see why they call it Bombay Duck.

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  3. Love crispy and fried food, I am sure fish lovers would be delighted to see this recipe.

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  4. Bombay duck fry looks great. In Bengali its called loita machh. Delicious share. Bombay duck and prawns awesome combo.

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    1. Thanks Sujata.. I had it in a restaurant and tried making at home.

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  5. Heard a lot about this recipe this is the first time i am seeing this

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  6. I am sure the fish lovers must be drooling at the prospect of savouring this dish!

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    1. Yes Aruna.. it is a delight for sea food lovers.

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  7. I'm drooling! I love rava fried bombay ducks, and the stuffing with prawns sounds heavenly!! Yummm

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  8. Wow...my mouth is watering..I love seafood...Looks so yummy!!

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  9. Looks so crispy and yumm! Would love a plateful (by the way, what an apt plate for display!!) with rice and dal :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Vanitha.

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  10. Fish look beautifully crisp. Great presentat├Čon too!

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  11. This looks lovely and crispy. What I loved more is the serving plate, very pretty and apt for the fish dish.

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  12. What else one can need !! such a scrumptious share, i think i should prepare soon these stuffed ones :)

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  13. Must be a treat for fish lovers. I am satisfying myself with your lovely fish shaped serving plate :)

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  14. Iam coming over to your place!!! Looks awesome.

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  15. Have been meaning to try it fr long. Lovely share. Bookmarking this­čĹŹ

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  16. The stuffing sounds like a good idea even for any vegetable like bottle gourd. Good one

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    1. Yes Sapana.. any variation is good for a change .

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  17. Awesome share...it's really new to me... never thought of stuffing prawns.. looks delicious

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  18. Delightful treat to all fish lovers!! Fabulous share.

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