Duck in Coriander Gravy / tharavu malliarachathu


Duck   – 1kg
Pepper powder – 2 tsp
Salt as needed
Vinegar- 1 tbsp

Coriander powder- 5 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Shallots – 6 no
Garlic pods – 8

Onion thinly sliced- 2 nos
Green chilli – 6 nos
Ginger chopped – 1 tbsp
Garlic chopped – 10 pods
Potatoes – 2 nos
Tomato – 1 medium

Thin coconut milk- 1 1/2 cup
Thick coconut milk – 1 cup

Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Shallots chopped- 1/4 cup
Dry red chillies – 2 nos
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs


Clean the duck clean and cut into pieces. Marinate duck with pepper powder, salt  and vinegar.

Grind shallots and garlic. Mix this paste with coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala by adding little water.

Heat coconut oil in a kadai. Saute onion, green chillies, chopped ginger and garlic, When onion turns brown in colour, add ground masala and saute. When the raw smell of the masala disappears, add marinated duck pieces and mix well.  Cook till the masala is coated well on to the duck. Now add second extract of coconut milk. Now transfer this to pressure cooker and pressure cook till the duck is cooked well. When cooked well, add potatoes and tomato. Cook well till the potatoes are done. Now add first extract of coconut milk and when it is starts to boil, immediately switch off the stove.

Heat oil in a pan. Add shallots, dry red chillies, and curry leaves. When shallots turn brown colour, switch off the stove and pour over the duck curry.

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