Nadan Tharavu curry | Kuttanadan duck Curry Recipe

 Today I am sharing a yummy delicious duck curry recipe. This is one of those famous Thattukada (Kerala’s version of a street-side fast food) and Kallushap dishes. This spice-rich duck curry preparation of Kerala has regional variations.

Ingredients for this recipe:

  1. Duck meat - 750 gms, cleaned and cut into pieces.
  2. Oil-2 Tablespoons.
  3. Dried red chilies-2 or 3 numbers.
  4. Black pepper-1/2 Teaspoon.
  5. Ginger garlic paste-1 Tablespoon.
  6. Onion-3 medium-sized, sliced.
  7. Green chilies-2 numbers.
  8. Turmeric powder-1/4 Teaspoon.
  9. Coriander powder-1 Teaspoon.
  10. Red chili powder-1 Tablespoon.
  11. Garam masala powder-1 Teaspoon.
  12. Pepper powder-1/2 Teaspoon.
  13. Tomato-1 large, sliced.
  14. Curry leaves or coriander leaves -few.
  15. Water as needed.
  16. Salt to taste.

Method of preparation:

  1. Heat a large pressure cooker over medium heat. 
  2. Add oil and heat it. Once the oil is heated add red chillies and black peppercorns. Saute for a few seconds.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 seconds.
  4. Now add onion, green chillies and salt to taste. Saute the onions until soft and translucent.
  5. To the sauteed onion add all spice powders(keep the flame in low) and mix well until the raw smell goes.
  6. Add duck meat and mix well. Add water according to your desired consistency.
  7. Cover and cook this for 2 to 3 whistles over medium flame.
  8. Once the pressure released completely open the lid and add few curry leaves or coriander leaves. 

Serve with parotta or appam. Enjoy...