Duck Masala




Yield 6



  1. Prepare the duck by washing it and cutting into 2 inch pieces. Samadini’s duck was made from a whole duck purchased from her neighbor and cooked it with bone in and skin on.

    chopped duck masala curry

  2. Marinate the duck with turmeric and approx 2 teaspoons of of salt. Coat it with approx. 1 Tbsp of  mustard oil and set aside to marinade for at least 30 minutes (if mustard oil is not available, replace with 1 Tbsp of vegetables oil and ½ tsp of dry mustard)

    marinate meat duck masala curry

  3. Heat up to 2 Tbsp of mustard oil in a pot on medium heat. Add onion and cook for about a minute before adding the garlic and ginger paste. Then stir in ½ cup of chopped cilantro. Cook until onions become translucent.

    saute onion cilantro garlic ginger

  4. Add garam masala, cardamom, Indian bay leaves, chili powder, and ground cumin. Stir well.

    garam masala cardamom indian bay leaf cumin

  5. Add the duck and stir, increase heat to high.

    add duck stir masala curry

  6. Once duck is nicely browned on all sides, decrease the heat to low and cook for  30 minutes.

    simmer duck stir masala curry

  7. Add tomato wedges and 2 cups of water. Scrape the sides and bottom to loosen up anything stuck there. Place the lid and simmer on low for 30-40 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

    add water duck stewtomato simmer duck curry

  8. Mix in the remaining ½ cup of the cilantro. Serve hot.

    serve duck masala

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