Stuffed Bombay Duck
5 Bombay duck fish (bombil), washed, cleaned, deboned,
1 cup prawns, washed, deveined and finely chopped,
1 tsp finely chopped garlic,
1 tsp finely chopped ginger,
1/2 tsp red chilli powder,
Salt to taste,
Juice of 1 lemon,
1 egg, beaten,
Oil for frying,
A needle and thread to stitch the stuffed fish.
Mix lemon juice, salt and pepper and marinate the fish into it. To prepare the stuffing, heat oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic, fry for a minute and add chopped prawns. Add red chilli powder, salt and 1 tsp vinegar/lemon juice and cover and cook till prawns are cooked. Remove from flame.
Flatten each fish, spread little filling in each fish and fold to cover the fish, using a needle and thread stitch the fish to seal it. Heat oil for frying in a kadhai (wok) When all fishes are ready, drop each fish into oil and fry on low-medium flame.