How to make crispy Bombil Fry/ Bombay Duck Fry

Spicy and crispy bombil Fry is a yummy fish dish and can compliment any curry or rice. Its very easy to make.

It is basically fish marinated with spices and shallow fry with suji coating.


This is a recipe of making yummy Bombil fry the easy way…


  • 8 to 10 Bombil/Bombay duck
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup suji/ semolina
  • Oil for frying


  1. Clean and cut, and slit the Bombil fish and wash fish gently.13576577_10209796604302662_1942876165_n
  2. Apply salt and lemon juice and keep aside for 15 mins until the water seperates.15894801_979778655461259_7436872598359201675_n
  3. Remove excess water from the dish.
  4. In a bowl take red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix all the spices well.
  5. Rub spices gently on fish pieces. 15894819_979778545461270_569107902422622040_n
  6. Keep marinated fish pieces for around 30 minutes.
  7. Take suji in a flat dish. Coat both the sides of marinated fish with suji properly.
  8. Heat oil in heavy bottom shallow pan on slow flame.
  9. Add fish pieces and fry till it the colour changes to golden brown. 15825892_979778465461278_3513438882513809156_n15895302_979778445461280_8813644737206155016_n

Crispy Bombay duck fry (Bombil Fry) is ready to eat…yummm 15826072_979778622127929_5317540855558010157_n

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4 thoughts on “How to make crispy Bombil Fry/ Bombay Duck Fry”

  1. Liked bombilfry recipe, I hv tried previously but after frying soon the fish starts leaving water n the coating comes off soft. Is it like no salt is reqd at all?? I don’t see the mention too

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