Bombay Duck

Bummalo (Bombay duck when dried)

What a mouth. Fortunately, it's a small fish. Bombay Duck is the dried bummalo fish from India and south east Asia. It's an ugly little thing when caught but after drying in the hot sun to crumbling point, gives out the most tremendous and utterly unique savoury flavour, beloved by connoisseurs of Indian food (although even they might at first have had to work hard to acquire the taste). Intrigued? You will be...!

What a mouth. Fortunately, it's a small fish. Bombay Duck is the dried bummalo fish from India and south east Asia. It's an ugly little thing when caught but after drying in the hot sun to... read more »
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Bombay Duck

Bummalo (Bombay duck when dried)

What a mouth. Fortunately, it's a small fish. Bombay Duck is the dried bummalo fish from India and south east Asia. It's an ugly little thing when caught but after drying in the hot sun to crumbling point, gives out the most tremendous and utterly unique savoury flavour, beloved by connoisseurs of Indian food (although even they might at first have had to work hard to acquire the taste). Intrigued? You will be...!

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Dried bombay duck and spices
Bombay duck
The mysterious Bombay Duck (it’s named after a train - a long story ) starts out as a small fish with ferocious jaws - the bummalo. But it’s known wherever Indian cooking is appreciated in its crackling dry very pungent version. Ours...
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