Thursday, May 14, 2015

Duck/Tharavu Mappas

Duck Mappas

Tharavu mappas is a delicious curry made with aromatic spices and coconut milk. Tharavu/ duck recipes are popular in some regions of Kerala, especially Kuttanadu. Mappas is a creamy spicy stew and a delicious combo with appam/idiyappam/puttu.

Duck cut into pieces- 1 kg
Onion- 2 medium thinly sliced
Chopped Ginger- 2 tbs
Garlic- 3- 4 cloves
Green chilly- 2
Tomato- 1 medium
Whole spices- clove- 3 cinnamon- 1 stick
Cardamon- 2, whole pepper- a few
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 1/3 tsp
 Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander power- 11/2 tsp
Thick coconut milk- 1 cup
Thin coconut milk- 2 cup.
Vinegar- 1 tbs
Curry leaves- a few
Ghee - 1/2 tsp (optional)
oil and salt to taste

Clean and cut duck into small pieces.
Pressure cook this with salt, green chilly, garlic, turmeric powder and pepper powder. After three to four whistles, switch off the flame and allow to cool down.
Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add whole spices and saute for a minute. Add sliced onions, ginger and curry leaves and saute till golden brown.
Add chilly powder, coriander powder and fennel powder and stir in low flame. Add the cooked duck pieces, chopped tomatoes and the thin coconut milk. Cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove the lid and add the thick coconut milk and finally the vinegar. After a minute switch off the flame. Serve with appam, bread or puttu.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. mouthwatering curry,looks inviting !!

  2. Recently I have seen duck recipes two other places through facebook.My God,this is real torture Suja..beautiful presentation...Long time since I tasted duck though !

    1. Thanks Dhyuthi, evide vallapoyum kittum..around Christmas and Easter :)

  3. Very tempting Duck Curry Suja, so beautiful and neat pictures ! Makes me drool :)

  4. Looks very flavourful and tempting.

  5. looks so delicious... the color is really nice...

  6. Though I don't eat duck, this looks awesome... Would try with chciken...

  7. Thigh V don't eat duck,dish luks damn hot n spicy


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