Thursday, 16 February 2017

Loitta Maccher Bora / Bombay Duck Fritters


This is an easy recipe for fish lovers. There are many Bengali dishes made from Bombay duck like Jhuri Bhaja, Bhorta, Loitta Maccher Tarkari  etc. Here is a bit different preparation which is an experiment in my kitchen. This 
dish can be a good accompaniment with hot dal and rice during lunch or with evening tea. Serve it crispy and hot.  I am sure you will enjoy this simple Bombay Duck Fritters.. 

Ingredients 
6 to 8 medium size Bombay Ducks / Bombil / Loitta Mach cleaned 
2 Medium size Onions sliced 
1 tsp Ginger and Garlic paste ( more of Garlic and little of Ginger)
1 to 2 Green Chillies Chopped 
2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped 
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/2 to 3/4 cup Gram flour
Salt to taste
1 tsp Poppy seeds (Optional)
Oil to fry 
Method 
Take a grinder and grind the Bombay ducks into a paste. Pour the paste into a mixing bowl. Add the other remaining ingredients except for the oil and gram flour into the mixing bowl. Add the gram flour little at a time while mixing. Mix all the ingredients very well. The batter will be thick and should not be of dropping consistency. Pour oil in a wok. Let the oil heat up. Add the fritters into the oil and fry it till golden brown in colour from all the sides and crispy on a medium low heat. Serve it hot.