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Bombay Duck Pickle Recipe

Bombay Duck Pickle
How to make Bombay Duck Pickle

Despite what the name suggests, Bombay Duck is actually a kind of fish native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch. And yes, you can pickle that too.

  • Total Cook Time 45 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Bombay Duck Pickle

  • 100 units of Bombay Ducks, dried
  • 250 gm Kashmiri chillis
  • 1/4 cup garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 kg cooking oil
  • 1 bunch curry leaves- clean and remove stems
  • 2 pods (whole) garlic
  • 1 ginger, chopped in pieces of 1 inch each
  • 2 Tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp haldi, turmeric powder
  • 3-4 sprigs curry leaves, clean and remove stems
  • 2 cups vinegar

How to Make Bombay Duck Pickle

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Wash the Bombay Ducks in vinegar and drain well.
Grind the chillis, garlic, ginger, salt and turmeric to a paste.
Heat the oil and fry the fish over high heat till brown.
Drain it off the oil and keep it aside.
Fry the curry leaves in the same oil, until they turn dark brown.
Take them out of the oil and keep aside.
In the remaining oil, add the ground paste and stir fry till the fat separates.
Add the fried Bombay Ducks and cook them for 15 minutes over slow fire.
Finally add the fried curry leaves mix well and shut off the heat. Store in an airtight jar.
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