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East Indian Dry Bomblo Recipe (Bombil Pickle - Bombay Duck Pickle)

The East Indian Dry Bomblo Recipe or the Sukha Bombil Recipe or the East Indian Dry Bombay Duck Recipe is a traditional East Indian recipe that finds use both as a pickle and in many a food dish.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Pickle, Side Dish
Cuisine: East Indian, Indian
Author: Abby


  • 10 Dried Red Chillies Preferably Kashmiri, but any will do.
  • 2 tsp Jeera (Cumin)
  • 1 cup Olive Oil Any other will do.
  • .5 cup Vinegar Apple Cider works lovely if you're gluten free, but any other will do for regular diets.
  • 2 in Ginger
  • 1 pod Garlic
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder (Available Gluten Free if you require.)
  • 24 Bombay Ducks (Sundried)


  • Chop the Bombay Ducks (bombil) in to 2 inch pieces.
  • Wash the Bombay Ducks in in water or vinegar and set aside.
  • Grind the chillies, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, and jeera (cumin) together with vinegar. (Use apple cider vinegar and GF turmeric powder if you're on a gluten free diet.)
  • Add the paste to the Bombil and leave to marinate for a few hours.
  • Cook the Bombil in oil on a low flame for 15 minutes.
  • Store in airtight jars and distribute to friends and family.