Fish Names in Tamil

This weekend I prepared fish curry. I want to list out the fish names in our regional language.I did a research through Google & wiki finally find out some names and made a list so that it is useful for me and everyone. Some of the names may match exactly, some are not. May be close to the same family/variety.By the way,names may differ from area to area.


Please share the names in your language so that I can add another column.Feel free to point out the corrections.





















































































































































EnglishTamilNotes
Anchovies Nethili
Butter fishViralI think so...
Barracuda Sheela
Carp
Kendai
Cat fishKelluthi
CrabNandu
CodPanna
CuttleKanawai
EelVilongu
HalibutPotha
Leather skin fishTheera
Little TunnySoorai
MackerelKanangeluthi
Malabar TrevallyPaarai
PomfretVavval
Red Snapper SankaraWhen I searching for the names, I found this article about Ciguatera Fish Poisoning.More in detail....

Ribbon


Vaalai
SharkSura Meen
SardinesMathi Meen
SeabassKoduvai Meen
Saw / Gur Kola Meen
SquidOosi Kanawa
Shrimp/PrawnEral
Salmon -------I think we don't get this in India. When I google, found that "Rawas" in Hindi(Is that correct!)
Seer / King fishVanjaram
TilapiaKari / Neyyi
Whit fishKilanga Meen
Yellow TunaKeerai


Okie... dokie...We got names but where is the food? Here is the yummy recipe for Spicy Fried Fish from Poornima

7 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice post...nice blog

Varunavi said...

I am very poor in this.I know only one fish which is Rohu in telugu

aquadaze said...

hey hema, thanks for visting my blog...hope to keep seeing you often :)

Smitha said...

Very very informative post hema. Loved it and am I'm a happy follower of your blog:)
cheers!
smitha

Asha said...

Great idea to list in Tamil names too. I don't have much knowledge about Fish except Shrimp, Salmon and Tilapia! :D

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. good fish info, this many names, have not heard at all..! You have great place here.. Do check mine and participate in my tomato event if you wish.. :)

Hema said...

Thank you all for encouraging me.Keep visiting!

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