17th April 2024

Bombay Duck Recheado

Bombay Duck Recheado

Bombay Duck, the misnamed fish, is iconic to Maharashtra’s seafood cuisine. The fish is found all along the coast of Maharashtra and also along Bengal and Bangladesh. The fresh fish is juicy and will just melt in the mouth. Try this Goan style Bombay Duck Recheado which tastes yummy.

Serves: 3 to 4 Persons

Prep. Time: 20 Mins.

Cooking Time: 20 Mins. (active)


  • Fresh Bombay Ducks [bummalo, bombil] (cleaned and deboned) – 10
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 small
  • Recheado Masala (click here)– 2 ½ tbsp.
  • Lime Juice – 2 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp.
  • Rice Flour / Semolina / Corn flour – ¼ cup
  • Oil – 1 tbsp. + for shallow frying

Step 1:     Apply salt and lime juice to the cleaned Bombay Ducks and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

Preparation of Bombay Duck Recheado

Step 2:     Heat a tbsp. of oil in a small pan, add the onion and sauté for a minute. Add the recheado masala and sauté on low heat for a minute and a half. Take off the heat and let the stuffing cool completely.

Step 3:     Squeeze the marinated bombils gently to drain excess fluids. Lay each bombil flat with the slit portion facing upwards. Spread the stuffing along the centre and fold the bombils.

Preparation of Bombay Duck Recheado

Step 4:     Roll in the rice flour and shallow fry in two batches, 4 to 5 minutes on each side, on medium heat till the coating is crispy.

Preparation of Bombay Duck Recheado
Preparation of Bombay Duck Recheado

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