Showing posts with label Bombay duck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bombay duck. Show all posts

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Bombil Pakoda / Lote Macher Bora / Bombay Duck Fritters

Bombay Ducks / Bombil / Lote is one of my favourite fish… Today we have made crispy Bombil Pakoda. This dish can be eaten with dal rice, or eaten as a starter. 

Serve this dish with green chutney and onion slices. 


10 pieces of big size Bombil, clean deboned and cut into half. 

1 tsp Ginger - Garlic paste 

1 tsp Lemon juice 

Salt to taste 

1 tsp Red Chilli powder 

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 

1/4 tsp Carom seeds 

6 tbsp Gram flour 

4 tbsp Rice flour 

Oil to fry 


Take the Bombil pieces, and rub little salt and 1/2 tsp lemon juice on the bombil pieces. Take a bowl, sieve the gram flour and rice flour together. Add the remaining lemon juice, salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger- garlic paste, carom seeds and little water at a time to make a thick batter, beat the batter well. Heat oil in a pan, once the oil is hot, keep the oil on medium flame. Dip the bombil pieces into the batter and fry them in hot oil until golden brown in colour. Remove the bombil pakoda on a paper towel. Serve the crispy bombil pakoda with green chutney and onion slices. 

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.. 

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 
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.