The Ultimate Recipe of Bombil Fry for Seafood Lovers.

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If you’re a seafood lover, you won’t want to miss this mouth-watering Recipe of Bombil Fry. This dish features crispy and flavorful fried bombil fish, a popular seafood in Indian cuisine. Follow this recipe to create a delicious and satisfying meal that’s sure to impress.

One of the most popular Indian snacks is Recipe of Bombil Fry, made using chickpea flour. It has a unique taste and texture. In this recipe, we have tried an easy way to prepare bombil fry at home. In Maharashtra, Bombil is the most loved fish, and strangely this fish is only available in this region. Hence it’s called Bombay Duck. However, this fish looks slimy as it has a lot of water content, but there is a way to cook this fish to remove the sliminess of this fish.

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I will provide a step-by-step guide on preparing bombil fry—removing any excess water from the fish and patting it dry before frying is important. To fry them, we need a coating which helps in making them crispy and crunchy. This can be served as a starter or appetizer.

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How to make Recipe of Bombil Fry at home?

recipe of bombil fry in a white plate

Recipe of Bombil Fry

Bombay Duck or Bombil has to be cleaned, cut, pat dried and then marinated with some spices, coated with a flour mix, and shallow fried on low flame until it's crispy and crunchy.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, starters
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marination Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 688kcal
Author: Kavya Cherakulam
Cost: 150 Rs.


  • Frying Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Flat Surface


  • 500 grams Bombil/Bombay Duck
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic & Chilly Paste
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Half Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 tbsp Rawa/Semolina
  • 1/2 Cup Gram Flour/Rice Flour
  • Oil for Cooking/Frying


  • Ingredients images
    Ingredients images of bombil rava fry from FamousDishes
  • How to slit bombil/Bombay duck
    Slit or make slight cuts from between and flatten the bombils as shown
    Do not give deep cuts, or else it will cut into two pieces
  • Now press it over the kitchen towel/tissue and place it for 5 minutes to drain out access water.
  • Let's get the marination ready – We need ginger garlic and chilly paste, chilly red powder, turmeric, and coriander.
  • Add some water and make a smooth paste; add water in portions to avoid accessing water.
  • Now take each piece and apply the marination on both sides.
  • Please do this for all pieces and marinate them for 30 mins.
  • For coating, take a flat surface and add Gram flour or Rice Flour and Semolina (Rawa)
  • Then add chilly red powder, turmeric and some salt and mix it well.
  • Dip each marinated piece in the flour coating and keep it aside
  • Heat some Oil in a Tawa and shallow fry the coated fish pieces and cook on low flame to make it crispy
  • Turn over the fish on the other side once it turns crispy
  • The crispy bombil fry is ready.



After cleaning the bombil, it’s crucial to drain all the excess water from the fish pieces to make them crispy and crunchy.
Instead of Gram flour, you may use Rice flour or Semolina to coat the fish.
Always fry them on a low flame to make them crispy, and roast them well.


Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.9g | Trans Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1403mg | Potassium: 1457mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4.3IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 1.4mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. R says:

    4 stars
    Bombil is not exclusive to Maharashtra. It is also available at other places and it is very popular in Bengal though the Bengali recipe is different. Your recipe is very interesting and will definitely try this. 😋