Try traditional Kerala duck curry this Easter


Easter is not complete without a sumptuous meal with a lot of non-vegetarian dishes. Every region has its own favourite meat on Easter. In Kerala, most of the families use duck and fish as the main ingredient. Easter is also about tradition and memories. Sophy Kuriakose, a food vlogger from Kottayam, has specially devised a recipe of traditional duck curry for us. She has recently received YouTube silver play button award for her cooking vlog Cook with Sophy. Try this special recipe for this Easter.


1 kg duck

2 medium onions

25 shallots

5 green chillies

2 tbsp ginger

15 garlic cloves

1 tsp pepper powder

2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp fennel seeds

2 tsp garam masala

2 tbsp crushed pepper

2 tbsp coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

2 tomatoes

Vinegar as needed

Water as required

Oil as required

Salt as needed

Curry leaves

Coconut milk


Marinate the duck with vinegar and salt for half an hour. Wash it 8-10 times

Again marinate the duck using turmeric powder, garam masala, chilli powder, pepper powder, vinegar, and salt

Keep it aside for 15 minutes

Transfer the marinated duck into a pressure cooker

Add ginger, curry leaves, garlic, and green chillies

Add half glass of water and mix it well

Cook it till the fourth whistle

To make masala

Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seeds in it

Add onions, shallots, garlic, ginger, green chilli, and curry leaves

Add salt

Keep it in low flame and add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala.

Sauté well

Add tomatoes and mix it well. Also add crushed pepper

Close the lid of the pan and let it cook for some time in low flame

Add the cooked duck to the pan