Rava fried Bombil/Crispy Rava Fried Bombil/Bombil fry/Bombay Duck fry

Crispy Rava Fried Bombil/Bombay duck is my favourite .Crispy fried Bombil some dal and rice Or fish curry makes a wonderful meal.This Bombil /Bombay duck fry makes a great appetizer ..Popular as nuggets with kids They love and enjoy this yummy fish .I have started revisiting some of my old post with new pics and so posted this.

bombil fry
Crispy Fried esp rava fried bombils are a favourite at my place ..We do make another version of stuffed green masala bombil fry but we  prefer this simple yet yummy fried bombils.The recipe is simple and needs few ingredients.These crispy rava fried bombils go well with simple dal rice or any fish curry rice These  can be enjoyed with chapati /roti too 

  •  10  to 12 fresh  bombil/bombay ducks 
  • 1 and 1/2  to 2 tsp red chilli powder/fish masala/bottle masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • rava/sooji to coat 
  • 2tbsp rice flour
  • oil to shallow fry 
  • salt

  • Clean the bombils,remove the fins the head 
  • you can slit it horizontally and discard the thorn if you wish .
  • Cut the bombils into 2 or you may keep it whole .
  • Apply the salt ,masala ,ginger garlic paste turmeric powder and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • When ready to fry ,heat oil in a pan 
  • In a plate take rava/sooji/semolina and mix in rice flour .
  • Coat the bombil/bombay ducks with the rava mixture and dust excess flour.
  • Fry in hot oil till crisp and golden brown 

You can add ginger garlic paste if you wish but we always keep it simple by just using the above ingredients .
Chilli powder can be reduced as per taste, we use  our bottle masala
Adding rice flour makes it crisp ,you can coat it with rava ,rice flour or atta too .
The thorn is delicate and can be eaten too but if you dislike then discard.
Add lime juice if you prefer while marinating.
This fish needs less salt ,so use sparingly check the marination if you feel more salt is needed add .