Friday, November 23, 2012

Glossary of Fish Names / English to Tamil / Fish Names in Tamil

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Glossary of Fish Names :



Hy Friends, 


One  of  my  blog  readers  recently  wrote,  asking  me  about  the  glossary   of  commonly  used  fish  names .   I  have  taken  some  effort  and  somehow  managed  to  collect  the  information  about  the  list  of  fish  names  ( English  to  Tamil )  from  the  net  blogs. 


If  there  is  something,  you  wish  to  add  to  this  list,  or if  any mistake found,   feel  free  to  let  me  know.   Thank  you..:)


Shared  below  are  the  glossary  of  some  common  fishes,  which  we  see  in  the  market  &   use it  for  cooking. 










Glossary of Fish Names:



    English Names              Tamil Names




·     Seer Fish / King Fish          -  Vanchiram Meen
·     Shark Fish                             -  Sura Meen
·     Anchovy / White Bait         -  Nethili Meen
·     Prawn / Shrimp                   -  Iraal Meen
·     Pomfrat                                  -  Vavval Meen
·     Crab                                        -  Nandu
·     Red Snapper                         -  Sankara Meen
·     Grouper                                  -  Kalavai Meen
·     Barracuda                              -  Seela Meen
·     Saw / Gur / Flying fish       -  Kola Meen












·     Sardines                                -  Mathi Meen
·     Pony Fish / Silver Belly     -  Kaarai Podi
·     White Fish / False Trevally -  Sudhumbu Meen
·     Mullet (Red )                        -  Madavai
·     Cat fish                                   -  Keluru/Kelluthi
·     Ribbon Fish / Emperor      -  Vaalai Meen
·     Tilapia               -  Nei Meen / Jilapi / kari meen
·     Malabar Trevally / Jack Fish -  Paarai Meen
·     Sting Ray Fish                        -  Thirukkai Meen
·     Carp / Indian goat fish        -   Kendai
















·     Indian Mackerell                   -   Kanagnkelluthi
·     Butter Fish / Murrel             -   Viral Meen
·     Dolphin Fish / Mahi Mahi   -   Aiyilai Meen
·     Fin Bream Fish                        -   Navarai Meen
·     White Mullet           -   Paalai Meen/Paal Meen
·     Salmon / Thread Fin          -   Kaala/Thiravalai
·     Cod                                              -  Panna
·     Sea Bass                                      -  Koduvai
·     Halibut – Indian                      -  Potha
·     Lobster                                        -  Singi Raal


















·     Grey Mullet                          -  Kayal
·     Eel / Conger Eel                  -  Vilongu Meen
·     Tuna Fish                             -  Soorai Meen
·     Sardine Fish                        -  Choodai Meen
·     Oyster / Clam                      -  Chippi
·     Yellow Tuna                         -   Kerai
·     Spade Fish                           -   Seepu Thiratai
·     Squid                                     -   Oosi Kanavai
·     Bombay Duck                      -   Vangaravasi
·     Catla ( Bengal Carp )          -   Kendai / Karavai















·     Convict Surgeon fish           -   Kozhi Meen
·     Indian Sailfish                      -   Mayil Meen
·     Saw Fish                                 -   Uluvai / Vela
·     Vela                                          -   Vela Meen
·     Lady Fish / Indian Whiting -  Kizhangan
·     Sea Bream                            -   Oora Meen
·     Snapper                                -   Kondal Meen
·     Sword Fish                           -   Thalapaththu
·     Herring                                 -   Koi








 Happy Cooking ...!!





 








21 comments:

  1. Thanks. This will go a long way to help me understand recipes.

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  2. Interesting list .. hope I get one with English to Hindi or Marathi names :)

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  3. Hey Jay,

    That's a good one...:)Keep up the gr8 work...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.in/

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  4. Thank u friends for your inspiring comments & valuable time..:)
    have a great weekend..!

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  5. OMG!!! How many fish varieties... mm nice post...

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  6. Thats a great compilation of fish names...

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  7. very informative useful list

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  8. Thanks for the post. i'm sure this is very helpful to every one who loves to eat fish but don't know the names:)

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  9. hi Jay, thanks for sharing, love this and I learn something new.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  10. HI Jay, this is a great post, I always needs those translations. Have a nice weekend.

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  11. Very useful information....tq so much for sharing dear....

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  12. hi jay, a very great and thoughtful idea from you to do this- very helpful for tamil speaking foodie bloggers.. always nice to know helpful bloggers and you are on eof them

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  13. Thanks a lot!!!
    Very useful post. Bookmarked

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  14. Pretty Useful List!
    What Is The English Name For ''Paneer Kendai'' Fish?

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  15. Hey jay,hearty thankz for d efforts made by u for Tamilians...Just 2day watched a fish program in channel,got interest too...so I google it for more info
    Feel lucky to get into ur page,if possible post d PICTURES of corresponding fishes,tat may be more helpful

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  16. Thank you friends for your precious time n valuable feedback.
    @ Dinesh Kumar: for Paneer Kendai - it is commonly referred as Velli Kendai or Bengal Carp fish.
    @ Rakesh Kannaa : Thanks for your wishes. Sure will try to update d pics of corresponding fishes soon.

    have a great time.

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