Dried Bombay Duck Fish Biryani

Bombil Biryani Bombay Duck Fish

Bombil or Bombay Duck is a fish widely found in konkan parts of India particularly Mumbai in Maharashtra and is a seafood used in many forms raw and dried to make many delicacies like Biryani, Curry and Fry. Checkout my Seer Fish or Surmai Fish Biryani Recipe.

Watch this recipe Video: Bombil Fish Biryani

In this recipe, I will show you dried Bombil Fish Biryani which is tasty and a culinary delight, popularly known as Bombay Duck Fish, this fish is mostly eaten in its dried forms. Among the various types of Biryani, seafood biryani adds unique taste and flavour to the dish and is cooked with spices. It is also fried like other fishes, checkout my Surmai/Seer Fish Fry Recipe


  • Dried Bombil Fish (Bombay Duck) 250 gm soaked in water for 10 min. Cleaned & Washed
  • Onion 250 gm
  • 500 gm Rice
  • Tomato 250 gm
  • Green masala ( 1 ginger piece + 1 garlic bulb + 8 Green Chilly + 1 coriander leaves bunch) grinded
  • Turmeric powder 1 spoon
  • Garam masala powder 1 spoon
  • Salt 1 tbsp
  • Oil 100 ml
  • Ghee 50 gm


  • Firstly, Heat a pan and add 4 tbsp oil
  • Add fish pieces
  • Now Add salt 1/2 spoon
  • Similarly, Add turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
  • Cook for 5 min with lid closed
  • Add 2 tablespoon green masala
  • Now Add garam masala 1 spoon
  • Cook stir for 2-3 min on medium flame with lid closed
  • Secondly, Heat a vessel and add the remaining 4 tbsp oil
  • Similarly, Heat a pan and add half chopped onion, fry until golden brown
  • Add onion to the vessel and fry untl golden brown
  • Now add half tomato in pan and cook until it dissolves
  • Add other half tomato in vessel and cook until it dissolves
  • Now, add dried fish in pan. mix and cook for 2-3 min om medium flame with lid closed
  • Add 1 and 1/2 Ltr water in vessel and Add salt
  • Now Add turmeric powder and Add green masala
  • Allow it to boil
  • Now add rice and Allow it to Boil
  • When the water has dried
  • Add dried fish pieces
  • Now Add 2 tbsp ghee
  • Mix well
  • When the water has dried
  • Finally, Keep the Vessel on a Tawa and cook for 5 min on medium flame with lid closed
  • Hot and Delicious Bombay Duck Fish biryani is ready.
  • Serve Hot.
Malida Special Traditional Sweet recipe

Malida Recipe Konkan Special Breakfast Sweet

Malida is traditional konkan recipe made as a breakfast/Snack or sometime on special occasions. It has many versions and some view it as a comfort food when they use leftover chapati’s to make this recipe. In this recipe we will make it using rice flour in an authentic way as it is usually made. You can also make the Malida recipe using wheat flour and I will show it in the forthcoming blog posts.

Watch the Video recipe of Malida: Malida Traditional Konkan Recipe

The most important ingredient in a Malida recipe is Coconut and as coconuts are found in abundant in konkan region, this special dish is a local delicacy. Try the Mangalore famous Banana Buns recipe or Soft Idli Recipe made without Baking Soda. I will show you 2 methods to prepare Malida/Maleeda, one using the Steam cooker and another through regular vessel.


  • Jaggery 250 gm
  • Rice flour 250 gm
  • Coconut 1 large grated or powder
  • Water 1 cup
  • Raisins 50 gm
  • Salt 1 spoon
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon
  • Fennel seeds powder 1 spoon


  • Firstly, Add rice flour in a bowl
  • Now Add salt in water and dissolve it
  • Secondly, Sprinkle the salted water in the rice flour bowl and mash it continuously to mix it thoroughly.
  • Method 1: using steam cooker add water upto the specified limit and place the rice flour mixture in the cooker shelf’s and cook for 5 min on full flame while checking the water in the pan.
  • Method 2: Using a vessel, add 1 ltr water and rice flour mixture and cook for 5 min on full flame
  • Cook the rice flour until it forms balls when checked with fingers
  • Take off stove
  • In a bowl add the cooked rice flour
  • Similarly, in a bowl add grated coconut and grated jaggery and mix it well
  • Add the jaggery and coconut into the cooked rice flour bowl
  • Similarly, add raisins and Mix it thoroughly
  • Tasty Rice flour Malida is Ready.
  • Serve.