RCI – Cuisine of Kerala : Duck Roast


Duck Roast is a special dish made for Christmas and New Year. It is also served for lunch or dinner during Kerala Christian marriages.  Duck Roast goes well with appam, puttu, idiyappam, rice, parathas and bread.  It is so delicious that you will start asking for more!  😆

Being an authentic Kerala recipe, I am sending it to the event RCI – Cuisine of Kerala being hosted by dear Jyothsna of Curry Bazaar.



Country duck – 1 kg

Onion – 1 large sliced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Green chillies – 4 slit

Small onions – 8 sliced

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Aniseed/saunf powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 2 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Vinegar – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Water – 1/2 cup

Coconut oil – 4 tbsp



Smear the duck pieces with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, aniseed powder, pepper powder, garam masala, vinegar and salt.  Keep aside for 1 hour.  Also mix in small onions and 1 sprig of curry leaves.  Cook it in a pressure cooker with water for 10 minutes.  Heat oil in a pan and add 1 sprig of curry leaves and green chillies.  Fry for a minute and keep aside.  Now fry the onions till golden brown.  Remove from oil and add the cooked duck pieces.  Fry till the pieces are light brown.  Strain and keep aside.  Then add the gravy from the pressure cooker and let it simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the fried duck pieces and mix well.  Let it simmer till the gravy is thick. Put off the fire and add the fried onions, green chillies and curry leaves.  Mix well and serve hot!  😉

  1. WHOA!! That was a quick entry Lissie and what a delicious dish and authentic dish too! Brought me out of hiatus for sure!:D
    Looks great, good job.

  2. Hi Lissie,
    At last I entered here! 😀
    Your site looks lovely, really!
    Duck roast looks so tasty, hope you had a wonderful christmas day!

  3. Wow, that looks for fantastic. My mouth is watering!

  4. Lissie this duck dish looks so mouth watering. I love duck especially pressure cooked! It looks as delicious as the recipe sounds, great post! 🙂

  5. YUMM!!! That looks delicious!


  6. Looking at it makes me hungry. 🙂

  7. Looks great!..

  8. Hey finally i get to view your site..it refused to open all this while..

    Neat entry for the RCI.

  9. Nice blog content. Visiting for the first time. The recipe of the roasted duck looks tempting, eh.

  10. Yummy Delicious
    My mom too make duck like this for special occasiobs

  11. looks good. must be delicious.

  12. Wowowow!!!Addddi poli 😉

  13. Lissie chechi, I have never had duck in my life. But this look really good.

  14. Hey Lissie,
    where r u???????????????

  15. Hope you are fine and so is your health!..
    I see you with Slow blogging!..
    Take care!

  16. Hey Lissie .
    Where are you. Not heard from you for long.
    Hope everything os ok with you.

  17. Hey lissie how are you????

  18. Hi

    I have been following your food
    blog for a while now as a silent
    reader but have not commented
    until now..all I can say is
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    and I want to cook them all 🙂

    I would like to get to know
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    Feel free to join our cooking
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    Jeenas food recipe forum

    You have such an amazing food
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    Thanks from
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  19. I tried this twice,, an dit was realy good..

  20. Came out good.. :)Thanks a lot…