Bombili is normally a dried fish which we prepare at home occasionally. "Just the other day" at my local supermarket I was surprised to find fresh bombili. We have never seen or tasted fresh bombili before.
I dont even know how to prepare it when its fresh. After few calls to my friends and cousins I got complete info about this fish how to prepare etc.
We thoroughly enjoyed this fish its very light and tasty almost like basa fish very easy to clean and prepare in a jiffy. For just around 200 bucks 500 grams we had 10 generous portions of fish.
500 Grams Bombili (Bombay Duck)
5 Tbsp Vinegar or Tamarind pulp
1 Tbsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Garlic minced or Powder
3 to 4 Tbsp Chilly Powder
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
2 Tbsp Maida (all purpose flour)
2 Tbsp Whipped Eggs
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
Wash the fish thoroughly drain the excess water using a colander and reserve the fish. In a mixing bowl add chilly powder, garlic, turmeric and salt mix all the ingredients first add vinegar and prepare a spreadable paste. Smear the masala paste on the fish cover and allow to marinate for 1 hour for best results allow to marinate over night refrigerated.
Just before frying add corn flour maida and egg to the fish mix thoroughly to coat reserve. Heat oil in a wok for frying on medium flame. Once the oil is hot gently drop fish pieces in oil and fry until golden brown. Drain excess oil and serve hot with lime wedges and onions...Enjoy :)