Dried Bombay Duck With Potatoes

Dried bombay duck with potatoes
Tender pieces of bombay duck with velvety potaoes
A bengali delicasy


2 onions minced
10 Bombay duck trimmed, cleaned and cut into 3 inch lengths.
2 fresh tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic cut into lengths
3 cloves 9f garlic cut into slices
2 potatoes cut into chips
3 Fresh chillies slit
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
Quarter cup of oil
2 tsp salt

Naga, scotch bonnet or hot pepper of choice but optional

Dried Bombay duck
Bombay duck, tomatoes, green chillies, garlic and naga
Finely chopped onions
Potato cut into chips

Clean the bombay duck and cut into 2 inch lengths. To clean visit How To Clean Bombay Duck


Take a non stick pan and add oil and sliced garlic, let this sizzle for a few minutes.

Add the onions salt and slit fresh chillies or hot peppers.

Gently cook this on medium heat untill the onions have softened and gently coloured.

Next add the tomatoes and salt again cook this covered until the oil is starting to separate. You should get a little colour in your onions.

Scorpion hot pepper
Cooked on low
Gentle colour
Fresh tomatoes
Oil separates

Add a quarter cup of water to further soften the onions.

Add water

Again wait till it evaporates and you have just oil separating.

Oil separates again
Ready for spices

Next add spices, cook for a good minute stirring constantly.

Add spices
Cook out till oil splits out

Then add your potatoes.
Stir well and cook for a couple of minutes to coat with oil.

Add potatoes
Gently stir, cover and cook

Now add the bombay duck, garlic chunks, mix well and cook covered for about 4 minutes stirring often.

Ad bombay duck
Add bombay duck
Cook further till potatoes half cooked

Add a cup of water, stir and cover.
Cook on med/low until the potatoes are cooked, the bombay duck has become softer but both holding shape. Stir gently occaisionally.

Add water
Cook potatoes till cooked
Covered on medium heat

When the oil surfaces and you have a thick sauce, then the dish is cooked.

Once potaoes fully cooked, the sauce reduces and oil rises to the surface
Its cooked

The only way to serve it is with hot steaming rice!

Dish up

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