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Bombay Duck Fish

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Bombay Duck Fish

Bombay duck or bummalo (Harpadon nehereus, Bengali: bamaloh or loytta, Gujarati: bumla, Marathi: bombil, Sinhala: bombeli) is, despite its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch in the Arabian Sea, and a small number are also found in the Bay of Bengal. Great numbers are also caught in the South China Sea. The fish is often dried and salted before it is consumed, as its meat does not have a distinctive taste of its own. After drying, the odour of the fish is extremely powerful, and it is usually transported in air-tight containers. Fresh fish are usually fried and served as a starter. In Mumbai, Konkan, and the western coastal areas in India, this dish is popularly known as "Bombil fry".


Bombay ducks are prepared and enjoyed in various forms. It may be fried, as a fresh fish, or may be consumed when dried and salted. It is very good to make soup, panfry, fish curry...

Health Benefits of Bombay Duck Fish:

Bombil Builds and repair body tissues. Prevents excessive blood clotting, Reduces risks of hypertension. There are also various beauty and health benefits that Bombay ducks provide. Bombay ducks are a very good source of B complex vitamins. This accounts for a healthy memory. The fish provides us with the vitamin B3, namely niacin, which is responsible for a healthy looking skin by providing for proper metabolism of food.

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