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What is known as a Bombay Duck ?

Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 17 Apr '09 03:52 pm
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Bombay Duck is a marine lizard fish (Bummalo) - traditionally it is prepared by sun drying the bummalo fish on the beach in the open air, then deep frying it. The taste is rather spicy and salty. At one time it was banned from being served in Europe. Now, in the deal that allows the EU ban to be lifted, the fish can still be sun dried in the traditional way but then must go to an EU approved processing or packing plant. The livelihoods of many Indian fishermen depend the export of this delicacy.
Answered by Janis, 17 Apr '09 05:43 pm

 
  
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The Bombay duck or bummalo (Harpadon nehereus, Bengali: bamaloh or loita, Gujarati: bumla, Marathi: bombil) is, despite its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai (formerly Bombay) 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 China Sea. The fish is often dried and salted before it is consumed. After drying, the odour of the fish is extremely powerful, and it must consequently be transported in air-tight containers.
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 17 Apr '09 03:55 pm

 
  
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(Harpodon nehereus), fish of the family Harpodontidae, found in estuaries of northern India, where it is widely used as a food fish and, when dried, as a condiment. The Bombay duck grows to a length of about 41 cm (16 inches) and is a dull, translucent gray or brown in colour with small, dark speckles. It has a large mouth, a forked tail, and large pectoral and pelvic fins. Several related species, also belonging to the genus Harpodon, are found from Africa to Australia and New Guinea.

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Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 17 Apr '09 03:56 pm

 
  
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The Bombay duck or bummalo (Scientific name: Harpadon nehereus, known in Bengali as: bamaloh or loita, in Gujarati as: bumla, & in Marathi as: bombil) is, despite its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai (formerly Bombay) 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 China Sea. The fish is often dried and salted before it is consumed. After drying, the odour of the fish is extremely powerful, and it must consequently be transported in air-tight containers. .. . Yummy! :-)
Answered by Abhi, 17 Apr '09 03:55 pm

 
  
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Lizardfish
Answered by Naresh Swain, 17 Apr '09 03:55 pm

 
  
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The Bombay duck is, despite its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai (formerly Bombay) 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 China Sea. The fish is often dried and salted before it is consumed. After drying, the odour of the fish is extremely powerful, and it must consequently be transported in air-tight containers.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 17 Apr '09 03:54 pm

 
  
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Lau*day ke bal
Answered by Stone Heart, 18 Apr '09 07:44 am

 
  
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