Nadan tharavu curry /spicy duck curry - kerala style

(4.17/5 - 6 votes)


- Duck /Tharavu : 1 kg /2.2 lb
- Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
- Red Chilly Powder : 2 tsp or to your spice level
- Coriander Powder : 2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Shallots /Small Red Onions : 1/4 cup
- Dried Whole Red Chillies : 2-3 Broken into two pieces
- Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
- Curry Leaves : few
- Green Chillies : 8-10 or to your spice level
- Coconut Oil : 2 tbsp
- Ghee : 1 tsp
- Onion : 1 large
- Tomato : 1
- Ginger : 1 tbsp
- Garlic : 1 tbsp
- Semi Thick Coconut milk: 2 cup
- Thick Coconut milk - 1 st extract /Thanipaal : 1 cup
- Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
- Coriander powder : 2 tsp
- Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
- Garam masala powder : 3 tsp


Step 1

Cut the duck into medium sized pieces, wash well and soak them in a little salt and turmeric powder for couple of minutes and squeeze out the excess water and drain it.

Step 2

Marinate the cleaned duck pieces with the ingredients given in To Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Heat a pan or in pressure cooker, pour coconut oil.

Step 3

Add mustard seeds and when it starts to splutter, add sliced shallots, curry leaves, dried red chilly,chopped ginger,garlic and saute for couple of minutes.

Step 4

Add chopped onion, green chillies, satue till onions turn translucent and light brown color.

Step 5

Add the marinated duck pieces, salt to taste, cover pan and cook over low heat for 30-45 minutes till duck is half done or if your using pressure cooker, close the cooker and pressure cook until you hear about 5-6 whistles on high heat.

Step 6

Mix turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala into the thin coconut milk and mix well.

Step 7

Pour in spiced coconut milk into half cooked duck and adjust the salt. Lower heat and simmer gently till duck is cooked and gravy has thickened.

Step 8

Open and add the thick coconut milk and stir gently. Cover and cook for another 2 mins and remove from the heat.


Rate this recipe:




(0) (0) Abuse


(0) (0) Abuse

Related video

Duck confit parmentier

Related recipes


Daily Menu
(c) Madeinwork | Privacy Policy

Want to see our latest videos?
Want to see our latest videos?Join us on Facebook, and catch one video recipe a day! You won't ever be out of ideas!