Kuttanadan Duck curry is a traditional dish and it is a special dish during the occasions like Easter,Christmas.Duck recipes are a specialty of  Christian families in Kerala.There are different variations in making duck curry.In regions like Kuttanadu it is made with the skin, without adding water and is cooked in its own fat.

tharavu curry


Duck                  = 1 kg

Oil                       = As required

Mustard seeds  = 1/2 tea spoon

Curry leaves      = some

Ginger                =  2 tbsp

Garlic                 = 2 tbsp

Big onions         = 4 nos

Tomato             = 2nos

Salt                   = As required

Green chilli  =  3 nos

Turmeric powder = 1/2 tsp

Corriander powder = 3 tbsp

Chilli powder          = 1tsp

Pepper   powder       =1 1/2 tsp

Garam masala          =1 1/2 tsp

coconut milk             = from 1 coconut.


  1. Boil duck with  turmeric poder,pepper , garam masala and keep aside.
  2. Add oil to the hot pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds,curry leaves, ginger garlic paste them saute well.
  4. Then add 4 chopped big onions and fry it till golden brown color.Then add chopped tomato to this .Put some salt also .
  5. Now add powder masalas -turmeric,corriander,chilli,pepper and mix well.Add green chilli with this.
  6. Add boiled duck to this onion mixture and mix it well.
  7. Finally add garam masala to this and boil for 10 minutes in low flame.
  8. Last part is adding coconut milk and mix well keep some more time in low flame and add some fresh curry leaves on top .

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