How to make Bombay Duck Pickle -

Finger licking pickle made with fried duck pieces and spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Dried Bombay duck (bombil), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Bombay Duck Pickle

Bombay Duck Pickle Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2-3days

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bombay Duck Pickle Recipe

  • Dried Bombay duck (bombil) pieces, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes 10-15

  • Oil ¾ cup

  • Fresh red chillies 3

  • Cherry tomatoes halved 10-15

  • Fried onions ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar ½ teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped ¼ cup


Step 1

Pat-dry Bombay duck pieces with an absorbent paper and cut into one inch pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Shallow-fry duck pieces till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and cool.

Step 3

Add red chillies to the same oil and sauté for thirty seconds. Add cherry tomatoes, fried onions and salt, mix and cook till cherry tomatoes turns soft and pulpy.

Step 4

Add fried duck pieces and coriander leaves, mix well and switch off heat. Cool completely.

Step 5

Store in an air-tight jar for 2-3 days and use as required.

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