Bombay Duck Kofta

Bombay Duck Kofta
Bombay duck is basically a fish not a duck. There are several controversies behind this name. Before independence in India a train named Bombay daak used to carry these fishes.
Robert Clive was in his journey to conquer the Bengal named these fishes Bombay duck. In Mumbai people love them because of fleshy and soft, quite similar to the flesh of duck.
Finally the fish got the name as a "Bombay duck" The origin of the name is still not cleared. In Bengal it is known as loitta maach (fish). It is loaded with lots of health benefits.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bengali, Homestyle Cooking, Indian
Recipe Taste: Savoury
Calories 1137 kcal
Servings 2


  • 500 gm duck Bombay duck (loitta)
  • 2 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Gram flour
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 2 spring coriander leaves spring coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp onion paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean and wash the fish then steam.
    Bombay Duck Kofta
  • After steaming remove the main soft bone. Then mix with other ingredients.
    Bombay Duck Kofta
  • Take a mixing bowl add flesh of fish, chopped onion, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chickpeas flour, rice flour, salt, chopped chillies and coriander leaves.
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  • Now mix all ingredients and give kofta shape. In other side heat oil in a pan. Then fry the kofta balls. Then keep aside.
    Bombay Duck Kofta
  • Now make the gravy masala. Heat oil in a pan add bay leaves, onion paste, ginger garlic paste, tomato paste, garam masala, chili powder and salt.
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  • Stir the masala until release the pan. Then sprinkle little water and cook.
  • Now keep the kofta in a serving plate then pour gravy. Wait for five minutes to absorb the gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves and ready to serve.
    Bombay Duck Kofta
  • Those who never been with this fish they will love the recipe.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 1137kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 100g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 47g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 998IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 8mg

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