Crispy Bombil Fry.

Preparation Time: 2 hours | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves: 2 to 4


  • Bombay Duck (Bombil)
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Green Chillies – 5 Nos.
  • Corriander leaves.
  • Garlic – 6 Cloves.
  • Ginger- Half Inch
  • Fishtokri Fish Fry Masala – 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric ¼ tbsp.
  • Rice Flour – 2 tbsp
  • Rawa – 4 tbsp



  • For green masala – grind 5 Green Chilies, Half inch Ginger, 6 Cloves of Garlic,
    and coriander leaves into Thick Paste.
  • Marinate the bombil with 1 tbsp Lime juice, Salt, 2 tbsp. fishtokri Fish Fry Masala, ¼ tbsp. turmeric powder and the fresh made green masala.
  • For Dry Mixture. Add 2 tbsp. Rice Flour, 4 tbsp. Rawa (Semolina) and 2 tbsp Fishtokri Fish Fry Masala.
  • Add some salt as per taste.
  • Heat Oil in a frying pan.
  • Coat the Dry mixture on the Bombil and Deep Fry Them till Crispy brown.

Crispy Bombil Fry


Fish Used: Kingfish (Surmai – Order here)

Servings: 6-8

Total Preparation Time: 30 min

Cooking time: 10 min


●6 -8 Small King Fish cleaned
●3 Onions Finely chopped
●Rava / Semolina /Bread crumbs for coating
●2 Eggs Beaten
●1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
●Oil for frying
●Green Masala Paste for Cutlets
●1 Cup of Green coriander
●3-4 Green chilies
●5-6 Garlic flakes
●1 inch Ginger
●1/4 Turmeric
●1/2 Tsp pepper corns
●1 Small stick of cinnamon
●6 Cloves
●1 Table spoon of vinegar


●Place the King fish in a pan or kadhai, add salt, turmeric and add a little water. Boil the Kingfish for 10 min.
●Allow the Fish to cool down. Meanwhile, sauté the onions chopped until soft and transparent.
●Grind all the ingredients mentioned above into thick paste(make sure it’s not watery)
●Once King fish is cooled down clean the fish by removing all the big and small bones.
●Add King Fish cleaned in a bowl, in that also add cooked onions, green paste, turmeric and salt as required.
●Mix and mash all the ingredients well into smooth mixture.
●Then make small round cutlets and keep aside.
●Dip the cutlets into beaten egg and then roll into rava or bread crumbs and allow to rest at room temperature for 2-3 min or can also place into the freezer.
●Keep a pan or Tava on the stove, once heated add oil and shallow fry the cutlets.


Recipe Courtesy –  Cocina & Ispolina Blog

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