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Fish Names in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali


Getting Fish Names really difficult as all fishes look similar. Local shops also confuse us a lot with the type of fish. For example in Tamilnadu fish shops, the seller used to say all fishes as Paara(Trevally fish), but actually, it is not the same fish. Also, if we don't know fish names exactly then buying is difficult. I traveled to the USA for few years, I know the fish names in Tamil, but I don't know them in English, so I faced difficulty in buying fish. Then I started listing and update the below for my reference. It would useful for you folks also.

Let me know if I need to update the fish names in your language in the comment section, so I can try to update.

1. Anchovy






EnglishTamilKannadaMalayalamTeluguBengaliHindi/ Marati
Anchovies/ AnchovyNethili, Thogai meen, NethailBolingei KollathuruNethili, kozhuvaNethallu, Pooroava, Kelba, PoravalluKati
BarramundiKoduva meen
BarracudaSheela, Ooli meen, Pilinjan, Cheela, Goli,Gola, Oozha, Seela, MavulaObantol, KanakiNeduva, koduva, Cheela, Thiruthakka -dian, Sheelavu, ThindaJellowJaban Tal
BhetkiKhajura
Bluefin TravellyPaaraiVatta, Kuluvel, Oyupara, maduthalaKurugu paarahShitap
Bombay DuckVangaravasiBummulivanamattalu, cocomuttaBombil, Bummalo
Butterfish, MurrelViral MeenKonande, BonkeNacharaBonkePabda Jhol
CatfishKelluthi, MandaiThedeValia Etta, Kaari, Thendu kaduJelalu, walaga, Tedi Jella,Teesrya/ shimplya
Catla (Bengal carp)Katla, Kendai, Thoppu meen, kanavi, Theppu MeenKarakatla, KatlaBotchee, BotchaKatla, Pla Kra Ho
ClamsChippi, Kilingal, VaazhiKakka, Eninththi
CodPanna, KalavaMullan, Chemmun, SarghanPanni meen
Convict surgeonfishKozhimeenMadaVaripara, Kurichil, PaallaMootah
CrabNanduNandu, NjanduPeetha, PithaKekda, Kurlya
Cuttle fishKanawai, Thotti kanavaiTonadi kanava, kalaan kanava
DartKutiliKaduvai, KokkarePeeyadaKaduvai
Dolphin FishAilai, Koppurai kuzhaAbanoosAvnose, AbanoosAbanoos
EelVilangu, Seram PaambuKencholi, Hari MeenuPaambu meen, malanjilMaluguchepaKamilaVam, Bale, Ahir
Emperor (Mula)Kulli kozhi meen, Vilai meenErimeenu, KokkareValiya Vilmeen, KuraliErimeenu
Fin bream (Threadfin bream)/ Pink perchNavara, Rani meenu, Sennagarai, Thullu Kendai, Kandal meenMudumagalu, Madmal, MadumagalaKelli meen, Killi meen, Chengavaal,Chalaneera kantiRani
Finned BulleyeCheena vaarai, KakkasiDisco menuChenvara, UnnimaryDisco meenu
Flying fishParava, Parava kola, KolaParav menuKola parava, BaraviParava meenu
GarfishKola, Kokki meen, Vellai murelKokkare, KontiKola meen, murrelKokare, KontiKankleyTokali
Greas carp fish (Carp)Kendai, aranjan podi, aringal, PooraliReba, RoguArju, Elamosa, ChittahriBatta
Grouper (Reef cod)Kalavan, Panni meen, Komeri, KelavanGuri, Gopra, Muri meenukalava, murumeenMuri meenu
Grunterkurumutti, kalianthalaiThondo, ThondakappeKurukuruppanKorakka, KaruppiKarakara
HalibutPotha
Herring GiantMooran Kenda, Manna, Allathi, UlahtiBhing
Hilsa Fish/Ilish/ Hilsa Herring/ Hilsa Shad/ Palla Fish/ Hilsha/ EllisUllam, Oolum, Vengannai, SevaMallas HilsaPaluvaKillalu/Pulasa /Polasa/IlishIlishPala
Horse MackeralPaarai, Puli paarai, thenga paaraiBangada, Kodante, GoukaeChamba, Kolli paara, Vangada, Kanni Ayilapaar
Indian Goat fishNagarai, navaraiKurli, PurlimanakkamRathi goolivinda
Indian Shad (Hilsa)Oolum, vengannaiMallas HilsaPaluvaKillaluChaksi
JewfishKathalai, KoppayanGhotiPalli koraPulli pannaGhol
Katla, Catla, Bengal CarpKendai, Katla, Kanavi, Karavai, Yamaneri KendaiKarakatla, Karaka, Karacatla, KatlaBotchi, Botcha, Botchee, KrishnabotchaTambra, Katla
King fish/Indo-Pacific king mackerelVanjiram, Kadal viral, NeimeenAnjal, Surmaikadal viral, mottahVanjiram, peddah-mottahSakala
Lady FishKilangan, KilachiKane, NogliPoozhan, Noongal, Poovan, Nangol, CudeerahKane, Nogli
Leather skin fishTheera, tholpaarai, KattaPaali-meenukoda, Leatherpalai meen
Little tunnySoorai
Lizard fishThumbili, Thanni PannaAranai MeenuArrannaCade mottah
LobsterSingai raal, kal eralKonjuKonjanKonjuShevand
MackerelKanangeluthi, kaanakaathaiBangudeAila, AyalaKannangadathaBangda
Mackerel HorseLabi
Malabar AnchovyPoruva, pooravaTharave, Larrae MananguManangu
Malabar TrevallyPaarai, Thol PaaraiKodavai, BonkePaaraKodavai
Mango FishDodywa, Rawas
Mangrove jack(Mangrove red snapper)Seppili, VekkattaiKalavayan
Marine cat fishKelluthi
Milk fish (White mullet)Paal meen, paal kendaiHoovu menu, Hoomeenupoomeenpala bontha
Moon fishKannadi karelHakkimeenAmbattan paaraAmbattan paara
Mrigal(White carp)Ven kendai, MrigalMrigal, Dodda-arjaVenkenda, MrigalArju, YerramosuMrigal
Mullet (Red Mullet)Saala, Madavai KendaiThirutta Maalan, KanambuBontha parigi, Koniga, kathi parigo
Mullet MarineMangin Boir
Murrel (Snakehead fish)Viral meen, KoravaiKorava, manathu kannan, vattonErramatta, Mottu, KoravaCheng
MusselsAazhi, matti, Chippi, Kallikaikadukka, kakka, kadal kai
OysterChippi, Muthu chippi, kavaddiKakka, Muni
Parrot fishPachai elimeenGili meenuKizhi meenKili meenu
Pearl spotPattai, Palincha, Setha kendaiKarimeen, erimeenCashimeraKarimeen
PerchKilichan, Panayeri kendaiKeeri, KallakeedamChamalu, kilipothu, Ganam
PomfretVavvalManjiAavoliNalla Chanduva, Tella chanduvaPaplet
PrawnEraaChemeenJhinga, Chingri, Sungat
Red SnapperSankara Meen, Paruthi vela meenPahari, Chemballi murumeenKorameenu, thundava, ranguTambusa
Ribbon fish / Belt fish / hair tailVaalaiVaalaSavalluBala, Pitiurkti, Pitiwagti
Rohu (Carpo fish)Kannadi kendai, rohuRohuBocha gnadu meenTambada Massa
SailfishKopparan, mayil meenOlameen
Solmon (Indian solman / Threadfin)/ SalmonKaala, Thira vaalaSurmaiKaala, kora, bameenMaga, Budatha magaRawas
SardinesMathi Meen, Kavalai, Vellai suda, Neethu kavalaiMathi, Bootayi(Tulu)Mathi, veloori, ChaalaKavalu, Noona KavalluPedvey, Padwa, Washi
Saw Fish / GurKola Meen, Uluvai, VelaVakusravuYellaKandere
SeabassKoduvai MeenKalanji
Seer fishVanjaram, Neimeen, Nettaiyan CheelaNeymeenVanjaram, konemaSurmai, Visonu, Tuvar Anjari
SharkSura Meen, sorrahThatteSraavu, ChorakuSoraputtu, sorrahShivda, Pari, Puram
Silver Bar fishKaru vaali, Mullu VallaiMullu Vaalai, VaalaKarli, Datali
Silver Belly / Pony fishKaaral podi, Kara podiThaali mullen, Karal, Nalla MullenKaaraSurgutta, Katali, Titaka
Silver Biddyuduvan, Oodan, VelludanKodian Purachi, Pranjin
Silver Moony / Finger fish / Silver bat fishParrandan moolen, PurranndeeAakoli, vavalmeen
Shrimp/ PrawnEral, RaatuChemmeenBoli, EttiKolbi
SnapperKondal
Sole Fish / Tongue soleNaaku Meen, Virahi, NanguNangu, ManganuKorra meenuSohr
Spade fishSeepu Thiratai
Spined loachAyirai Meen
SquidOosi Kanawa, KanavaiKanawa
TilapiaKari / Neyyi, Jilapi, Jilehi
TunaSooraiGedareChoora
Turbot (Indian spiny turbot)Potha, Erumei-nakkuManthal, Aayiram paliDodda Nangu, Kolli nangu, Noori nalakaKuppa or Gedar
VelaVela meenVelavu, Vella para
Whip-tail sting ray/ Ray fishThirukkaiThirandi, KottivaTeki, Belugiri, Tenku
White fish (False Travelly)Neer Suthumbu, KuthuppuKuthuppu, Parava, KaduSadumi
Whiting / Lady fishKilanga Meen, KilachiKanePoozhan, Noongal, Cudeerah
Yellowfin TunaKeeraiKedarValliya chura, poovan chura

Foxtail amaranth fry/ Thandu keerai Poriyal

Thandu keerai also called as Foxtail amaranth is not regular spinach that available in the market
throughout the year.  It has fiber and is high in calorific content. Thandu keerai is very famous in
Tamilnadu during the tamil month of Aadi. This is served with Porridge that is made in Amman
temples. Generally it is good in taste while making as sambar, poriyal with coconut,
masiyal(smashed.) Today we will see how to make tasty poriyal.

Ingredients:
Foxtail amaranth/Thandu keerai - 1 bunch
Moong dal - 3 tsp
Onion - 1
Dry red chilli - 4
Mustard seed - 1 tsp
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Salt as required
Oil for seasoning
Steps:
Soak 3 tsp moong dal for 20 minutes and strain water.
In a pan, heat 3 tsp of oil.
Once oil hot, add 1 tsp mustard seed.
Add 1 tsp cumin seed when mustard start splutter.
Add 1 chopped onion and stir it.
With this add 4 broken dry red chilli and stir it.
When onion start wilted, add soaked moong dal and fry it until it turn into golden color and its raw
smell goes off.
Now add 1 bunch thoroughly washed foxtail amaranth/thandu keerai leaves and cook for 3 minutes
to leaves get wilted.
Now add ½ cup water and cook until the water evaporates.
Now add little salt and stir it.
Then add 3 tsp grated coconut and stir it. After adding coconut do not cook further and switch off the
flame.

Now healthy thandu keerai poriyal is ready to serve.