Kerala Duck Curry


Kerala Duck Curry

Kerala Style Duck(Tharavu) curry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For garnishing:

  • 2 nos Potato cut into wedges or round slices and fried, medium
  • Coriander leaves


  • Skin the duck and make sure there is not much fat left, on the duck.
  • Cut the duck into medium pieces and wash and soak them in a generous amount of salt and turmeric powder. Keep it for a while.
  • Heat half a cup of oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add onions and saute them until slightly brown in colour.
  • Lower the heat and add the ginger garlic paste and peppercorn (whole or crushed) and saute.
  • Make a paste of the coriander powder, chilly powder, garam masala and salt and add them to the onion mixture and saute them until the oil separates.
  • Wash the meat in water and squeeze out the excess water or strain it for 5 minutes.
  • Add the meat to the masala and cook on low fire, until the water begins to separate. This should take about 10 minutes.
  • The water should be enough to cook the meat. If not, add about 1 to 1 1/2 cup of hot water and pressure cook until you hear about 3 to 4 whistles, on high heat.
  • Lower the flame and keep it for another 10 minutes.
  • :- If you are making in an open vessel, it¦s important to cook on medium heat for first 15 minutes and then again on low heat for another 20 minutes, or until the meat is tender.
  • Make sure that you leave enough gravy.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and fried potato wedges.
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Response (16)
  1. p
    paulson thiyadi March 3, 2010

    Do i have to add some puthina? then it will be better.

  2. l
    lulu November 19, 2006

    good recepie.try it

  3. S
    Sumu March 19, 2006

    The recipe is very simple and prepartion was very easy. Taste was really good. The “Effort/Taste” ratio is excellent.

  4. j
    johny January 21, 2004

    Recipe seems very good. I have to try first then I can comment.

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