27th January 2023

Crispy Bombil

Crispy Bombil

Bombay ducks just taste yummy when deboned and fried with a coating of rice flour. They need to be served hot right off the pan. They turn out crispy and juicy if not overdone. Follow this crispy bombil recipe to get them just right.

Serves: 8 to 10 Persons

Prep. Time: 30 Mins. (cleaning & deboning)

Cooking Time: 3 to 4 Mins. for each batch (4 pieces)


  • Bombils – 20 (medium sized)
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic 16 cloves
  • Green Chillies – 4 to 6
  • Lime – 1 small (optional)
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp.
  • For the Coating
    • Rice Flour – 1 cup
    • Corn Flour – ½ cup
  • Oil – to deep fry
  • Salt – 2 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Clean the bombils, slit them and flatten. Debone and cut each into two pieces.

Step 2:     Grind the ginger, garlic and green chillies to a fine paste.

Step 3:     Take the bombils and pat dry them with kitchen towels (this helps to remove the extra moisture). Apply salt, the ginger-garlic-chilly paste and turmeric paste to the bombils.

Making of Crispy Bombil
Making of Crispy Bombil

Step 4:     Mix the rice and corn flour and spread it on a flat dish.

Step 5:     Heat the required oil in a pan suitable for deep frying. When the oil is hot, coat each piece of bombil with the flour, dust off any extra flour and put in into the hot oil. Deep fry on medium heat till crisp and golden.

Making of Crispy Bombil

Step 6:     Drain from the oil when done and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any extra oil. Serve hot with a squeeze of lime (optional).

Making of Crispy Bombil

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