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.
Surmai seer fish king fish biryani recipe

Surmai (Seer) Fish Biryani Seafood

Seer Fish also known as Surmai or King Fish is a popular fish which is used in many recipes across the word. Indian seafood recipes offer various dishes prepared using prawns, fishes and clams. In this Surmai or Seer Fish Biryani recipe, cooked fish is added to the rice and then cooked to get the tasty Fish Seafood delicacy.

Watch the complete video recipe : Surmai Fish Biryani

Fish Biryani tastes equally delicious like its meat counterpart and as the fried seer fish is later cooked in rice the surmai fish is perfectly cooked and adds flavour to the seafood recipe. Try the tasty combination of prawns in a sabzi recipe: Capsicum & Dried Prawns Sabzi

Firstly we will Fry the Fish, You can click here for Surmai Fish Fry: Surmai Fish Fry or follow the complete method below. Seafood delicacies can be made by adding surmai (seer) fish or other fishes in Biryani or to make curries and plain fry recipes.

Usuallly we prefer Surmai (Seer Fish) or Bangda (Mackerel) for Biryani among lots of other fishes.

Ingredients for Fish Fry:

  • Surmai fish (seer fish) 1/2 kg cleaned
  • Ginger 1 piece crushed
  • Red chilly powder 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1/2
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves crushed
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
  • Sooji/Rawa as required

Method for Surmai Fish Fry:

  • Firstly, Mix all the ingredients and Make a fine paste
  • Secondly, Take Sooji/Rawa in a plate
  • Apply the mixture paste thoroughly to the fish
  • Apply Sooji to the Fish in a thin layer so that the masala does not come out and to add the crispness to fish fry
  • Further, Heat a pan
  • Add 2 tablespoon Oil
  • On full flame, Add the Fish in the Pan
  • Now Add 1 tbsp oil
  • Keep on full flame for 1 min and cook
  • Make the flame on medium
  • Close Lid and cook for 1 min
  • Similarly, Turn the fish and repeat
  • Add 1 tbsp oil
  • Keep on full flame for 1 min and cook
  • Make the flame on medium
  • Finally, Close Lid and cook for 1 min
  • Hot Tasty Surmai/Seer Fish Fry is Ready. Serve Hot

Now once the fish is fried, we will proceed to prepare the Biryani

Ingredients for Fish Biryani:

  • Coriander leaves a bunch
  • Tomato chopped 4 large
  • Onion 4 large
  • Biryani Rice 1/2 Kg
  • Ginger 1 big piece
  • Garlic 1 and 1/2 bulb
  • Green chilly 50 gm
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2-3/4 tbsp

Method for Fish Biryani:

  • Firstly, On full flame add green chilly in a pan and roast it for 30 sec to 1 min
  • Add ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and green chilly in a mixer jar and make a fine paste
  • Secondly, Heat a vessel
  • Add 5-6 tbsp or 50 gm oil in pan and add chopped onions
  • Roast onions until golden brown and then add chopped tomatoes
  • Cook until tomato gets dissolved
  • Add water required as 1 ltr water for 1/2 kg rice and then Add garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder
  • Mix it well
  • Now add the grinded green masala and salt. Mix well
  • Further, Close the lid to boil it for 5 min
  • When it starts boiling
  • Add rice most importantly only after it starts boiling
  • Mix it well and Close lid
  • So the rice gets cooked and the water dries
  • Add fried fish when water dries and when only less water remains
  • Slowly Stir mix it to let the fish gets immerse in it
  • Close lid and cook until water dries for about 4-5 min
  • Heat a tawa for 2 min and on full flame Keep the Vessel on tawa
  • Finally, After 1 min make the flame on medium and cook for 5 min, do not open
  • Tasty Surmai Fish Biryani is ready. Fish pieces are intact and not broken as well as rice.
  • Serve Hot.