How can anyone forget the fish market of Mangalore. Fish is a part of daily diet of most Mangaloreans. You can find Fish market in each and every area in Mangalore. It is usually under small sheds. More then 10 fisher women sit in the Market to sell their fish. Due to tough competition and bargaining each fisher women will be shouting at the customers calling them to buy the fish from them. It is indeed a noisy situation.
Fish is not sold in Kilograms in such markets , it is usually counted. Lets say 4 fish for Rs 10/- (This price was around 10 years back when I edited this article first time). One can find all varieties of fish here from prawns to crabs and fresh water fish. As the demand increases the price of the fish also increases. Sometimes due to bad weather and rough sea you will not get fish for days.
Mangaloreans like fish gravy very much with boiled rice, they even like fish fry. They even store dry fish usually used when fresh fish is not available due to above
This episode of ‘Flavours of India’ takes us to the famous fish market of Mangalore – Kairali TV paachakam star Laxmi chechi’s visit to fish market Mangalore