17 September 2015

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Something FISH-y about it !


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Scenario 1 - When I and hubby go to the fish market !

Scenario 2 :
Time:IST:12:30 am
USA-EST:2 pm


Tring tring..

Mom -Hello molu/dear
Me: Hello amma
Mom:Enda moley ee nerathu..sukhamaano/why did you call at this time? Are you alright ?
Me:Amma,aa unda kannolla meende peru enda/amma,what's the name of that fish with big round eyes?
Mom: Othiri meen ondallo moley/There are a lot of fish honey : Unimary ,vatta ,vaala ?
Me : ummm...aaa..amma aa thadiyan meen ille athu/Amma that big fat one.loooong..Tilapia enna Englishil/In English,its called Tilapia..
Mom: Nee silopia aano udechichatu/You mean silopia fish we get in Kerala?...
Me..(Totally confused...)...amma njan pinne vilikyaamatto,orangiko /amma will call you later ok..too late go to bed ok Smiley

Call disconnected and the conversation ends ..in vain .

Well,these scenarios happened several times during those initial days of married life , just like everything else in cooking/eating ,but a tad more ; fishes here, really tested my general knowledge ,made my brain go upside down,brain cells shrink .Well,this mere fish ,totally confused me not only by its name but also by its shape,size and form.Some fish looked familiar but it's name, forget about English ,I wasn't even sure with its Malayalam name. The one I knew the Malayalam name,I wasn't sure if its the right fish I am looking for. In short ,in English, the only name of fish I remembered were "Pomfret" and Nemo , and in Malayalam:-Avoli,netholi/chuda,neimeen,mathi,ayila,shraav,thirandi specifically ..

Needless to say,it was really challenging to resist my love for seafood,drag my hubby to the fish market , stare at those fishes and then at the fish monger and finally to buy the right fish or any, for that matter.SmileyEven though I knew Pomfret,I once bought Milk fish, thinking they are same .After cooking,I was like,"Did I make the curry right or did I buy the wrong fish?". It was the epic of confusion level I could handle ever...only I know how I finished that milky fish somehow...lesson learned hard way!

I realized..enough is enough...It's neither fair to test their patience or torture their ; hubby's GK ,Fish monger's GK,mom and dad's GK let alone mine.Of course,Google was and is my go to guide . I still get confused and I am still learning.So,finally decided to compose a list of fish and other seafoods that my mother cooks at home and I am used to the taste of it ,so that now onwards ,any visit to a fish market will be less scary and total paisa vasool ....

Here are the seafood-s used mostly at my home.I've compiled the fish names in English to Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu,Kannada,Hindi,Arabic with their pictures, after researching the web in and out ,so that it'll be helpful to others as well .If there is any mistake or if anyone wants to add other fish names I missed to the list,please free to comment below.



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Image : Freshfish.com





ENGLISH-Pearl Spot/ Green Chromide||MALAYALAM-Karimeen||TAMIL-Pattai, Palincha, Setha Kendai||TELUGU-Cashimera






Image:wdfw.wa.gov



ENGLISH- Sardine||MALAYALAM-Mathi/Chaala||TAMIL-Mathi Meen, Kavalai, Vellai Suda, Neethu Kavalai||TELUGU-Kavalu, Noona Kavallu||KANNADA-Mathi, Bootayi||HINDI-Pedvey, Padwa, Washi||ARABIC-Ooma, Alfa, Aida






Image:Indian-seafood-exporter.com
ENGLISH-Mackerel||MALAYALAM-Aiyla||TAMIL-Kanangeluthi, Kaanakaathai||TELUGU-Kannangadatha||KANNADA-Bangude||HINDI-Bangda




Image:Clovegarden.com
ENGLISH-Pomfret||MALAYALAM-Avoli||TAMIL-Vavval||TELUGU-Nalla Chanduva, Tella Chanduva||KANNADA-Manji||HINDI-Paplet






Image :Mensjournal.com


ENGLISH-Tuna||MALAYALAM-Choora||TAMIL-Soorai||KANNADA-Gedare||HINDI-Chura






Image:wdfw.wa.gov
ENGLISH-Salmon||MALAYALAM-Kaala/Kora||TAMIL-Kaala, Thira Vaala||TELUGU-Maga, Budatha Maga||KANNADA-Surmai ||HINDI-Rawas||ARABIC-Andag






Image:usm.edu
ENGLISH-Catfish ||MALAYALAM-Kaari/Mushi/Etta  ||TAMIL-Soorai||Kelluthi, Mandai, Kaleru, Irung Keletee, Kellettee, Keliru||TELUGU-Jelalu, Walaga, Tedi  Jella||KANNADA-Thede, Walshingala, Walshingti||HINDI-Teesrya, Shimplya, Nal Shingala||ARABIC-Chim Khen, Kumal



Image:TradeIndia.com

ENGLISH-Anchovy||MALAYALAM-Netholi/velloori/Kozhuva / Chooda / Podi meen ||TAMIL-Nethili, Thogaimeen, Nethail||TELUGU-Nethallu, Pooroava, Kelba, Poravallu||KANNADA-Bolingei Kollathuru||HINDI-Kati||ARABIC-Phyasa






Image:Alga.co.in


ENGLISH-Malabar Anchovy||MALAYALAM-Manangu ||TAMIL-Poruva, Poorava        ||KANNADA-Tharave, Larrae Manangu





Image:SeafoodAcademy.com

ENGLISH-King Fish/Seer fish||MALAYALAM- Naimeen / Aiykoora / Nan meen||TAMIL-Vanjaram, Neimeen, Nettaiyan Cheela||TELUGU-Vanjaram, Konema||HINDI-Surmai, Visonu, Tuvar Anjari||ARABIC-Kanad, Chanaad Khubat, Derak


  

Image:Homedeli.in
   

ENGLISH-Threadfin Bream/Pink Perch ||MALAYALAM-Kili Meen||TAMIL-Navara, Rani Meenu, Sennagarai, Thullu Kendai, Kandal Meen||TELUGU-Chalaneera Kanti||KANNADA-Mudumagalu, Madmal, Madumagala||HINDI-Rani||ARABIC-Hemamah, Hamarah, Bassi






Image:Aquafind.com



ENGLISH-Tilapia||MALAYALAM-Tilopia/Silopia||TAMIL-Kari, Neyyi, Jilapi, Jilehi



 

Image:Fao.org
ENGLISH-Milk Fish ||MALAYALAM-PooMeen||TAMIL-Paal Meen, Paal Kendai||TELUGU-Pala Bontha||KANNADA-Hoovu Menu, Hoomeenu





Image:.thedailystar.net



  ENGLISH-Hilsa Fish||MALAYALAM-Paluva||TAMIL-Ullam, Oolum, Vengannai, Seva    ||TELUGU-Killalu||KANNADA-Mallas Hilsa||HINDI-Pala



    
Image:Seafresh.in



ENGLISH-Catla/Bengal Carp||MALAYALAM-Karakatla, Katla, Karaka||TAMIL-Katla, Kendai, Thoppu Meen, Kanavi, Theppu Meen||TELUGU-Botchee, Botcha||ARABIC-Boassa, Chepti, Bhakur, Katla, Tambra







Image:Huppengtrading.com
ENGLISH-Reba/Rohu/Carpo Fish||MALAYALAM-Rohu||TAMIL-Kannadi Kendai, Rohu   ||TELUGUBocha Gnadu Meen||HINDI-Tambada Massa







Image:Amazon.com


ENGLISH-Shark||MALAYALAM- Sraavu / Choraku||TAMIL-Sura Meen, Sorrah||TELUGU-Soraputtu, Sorrah||KANNADA-Thatte||HINDI-Shivda, Pari, Puram||ARABIC-Jargoor, Gursh,lakham, Walad

  






ENGLISH-Mullet, Red Mullet||MALAYALAM-Thirutta Maalan, Kanambu, Thirutha (grey Mullet)||TAMIL-Saala, Madavai Kendai||TELUGU-Bontha Parigi, Koniga, Kathi Parigo

  

Image:Fishkaar.net

ENGLISH-Red Snapper||MALAYALAM-Pahari, Chemballi, Murumeen||TAMIL-Sankara Meen, Paruthi Vela Meen||TELUGU-Korameenu, Thundava, Rangu||ARABIC-Tambusa





Image:Discoverlife.org

ENGLISH-Finned Bulleye||MALAYALAM-Chenvara, Unnimary||TAMIL-Cheena Vaarai, Kakkasi ||TELUGU-Disco Meenu||KANNADA-Disco Menu







Image:Fishwatch.gov

ENGLISH-Cod||MALAYALAM-Mullan, Chemmun, Sarghan, Panna Mahi||TAMIL-Panna, Kalava







Image:Mexfish.com

ENGLISH-Grouper,/Reef Cod||MALAYALAM-Kalava, Murumeen||TAMIL-Kalavan, Panni Meen, Komeri, Kelavan||TELUGU-Muri Meenu||KANNADA-Guri, Gopra, Muri Meenu






Image:freshislandfish.com


ENGLISH-Mahi-Mahi ||MALAYALAM- Affunose






Image:TotalFisherman.com
ENGLISH-Snake Head||MALAYALAM-Korava/ Varaal    

     








Image:Caterersdepot.com

ENGLISH-Wallago / Knife Fish||MALAYALAM-Vaala






Image:taibif.tw

ENGLISH-Thryssa||MALAYALAM-Manangu  
  






Image:fisheriesjlr.com

ENGLISH-Sword Fish||MALAYALAM- Kadal Kuthira   






Image:Mexfish.com
ENGLISH-Bluefin Trevally||MALAYALAM-Vatta||TAMIL-Paarai||TELUGU-Kurugu Paarah||HINDI-Shitap






Image:Fishmart.com
ENGLISH-False Trevally ||MALAYALAM-Parava||TAMIL-Neer Suthumbu, Kuthuppu||TELUGU-Sadumi



 


Image:Exoticmeatmarkets.com
 
ENGLISH-Eel||MALAYALAM-Paambu Meen, Mlanjil, Manangil||TAMIL-Vilangu, Seram Paambu||TELUGU-Maluguchepa||KANNADA-Kencholi, Hari Meenu||HINDI-Vam, Bale, Ahir


 
Image:Cupegraf.com


ENGLISH-Stingray||MALAYALAM-Thirandi||TAMIL-Thirukkai||TELUGU-Teki, Belugiri, Tenku



 

Image:nrn.com
ENGLISH-Lobster||MALAYALAM-Konjan||TAMIL-Singai Raal, Kal Eral||TELUGU-Konju   ||KANNADA-Konju||HINDI-Shevand





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ENGLISH-Mussels||MALAYALAM-Kadukka, Kakka, Kadal Kai||TAMIL-Aazhi, Matti, Chippi, Kallikai







Image:Sea-ex.com


ENGLISH-Prawn||MALAYALAM-Chemmeen||TAMIL-Eraa||HINDI-Jhinga, Chingri, Sungat





Image:Altoday.com



ENGLISH-Shrimp||MALAYALAM-KONJU||TAMIL-Eral, Raatu||TELUGU-Boli, Etti||HINDI-Kolbi





Image:Squid-world.com

 
ENGLISH-Squid||MALAYALAM-Kanawa||TAMIL-Oosi Kanawa, Kanavai||HINDI-Mankyo, Samudra-pheni, Calamari





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ENGLISH-Clams||MALAYALAM-Kakka||TAMIL-Chippi, Kilingal, Vaazhi, Vazhukkumatti






Image:Playbuzz.com


ENGLISH-Crab||MALAYALAM-Nandu, Njandu||TAMIL-Nandu||TELUGU-Peetha, Pitha        ||HINDI-Kekda, Kurlya






Reference : iluenglish.com and wikipedia

Now,I know for sure, "What's in a name?" ....