Kuttanadan Duck Kuruma – Taste of Kerala

Kuttanadan Duck Kuruma – Traditional taste of Kerala

kuttanadan duck kuruma dish cooking recipes of kerala

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Kuttanadan Duck Kuruma Ingredients


  • Duck -1
  • Onion -4
  • tomato – 3
  • Ginger – 1 piece
  • Garlic -1 pod
  • Green chillies – 4
  • Curry leaves – 2 sticks
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 3 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Spicy masala pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Perumjeera – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves -4
  • Cardamom -2
  • Cinnamon – 1



  • Clean and cut duck into medium sized pieces
  • Add salt to taste and saute in a frying pan for 10 minutes so that oil oozes our from the skin.
  • Leave the oil and take our the duck pieces and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker,add chopped onion,ginger,garlic,green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a while until softened
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir till the tomatoes soften.
  • Add the crushed spicy masala and stir.
  • Finally add chilli,turmeric and coriander powder.
  • Mix thoroughly and keep on a low fire for a few minutes.
  • Then add the duck pieces,salt to taste and enough boiled water and close the lid.
  • Once the duck is cooked (after 3-4 whistles) and the gravy thickens,remove from fire.
  • Transfer the duck with a dark thick gravy in a dish,decorate with curry leaves and serve hot

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