Points to note before buying fresh fish

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Fish is the most popular sea food. There are varieties of fish. Fresh water fish are more tastier than sea water fish.

Points to note before buying fresh fish:

  1. The skin should be moist and slippery
  2. A shiny skin with firmly attached scales and bright red mosit gills
  3. The flesh should be firm
  4. The smell should be fresh
  5. Eyes should be crystal clear
  6. It is preferable to use fresh fish as soon as possible. However it can be refrigerated for a day or two. Place the fish in covered dish and refrigerate it. If you have got frozen fish then that can be stored in freezer upto 6 months. Wash and clean the fish throughly before cooking.

Types of Indian and English names of fish:

Rawas: Indian Salmon Fish
Rane: Red Snapper Fish
Gobro: Rock Cod
Rohu: Greas carp Fish
Murdoshi: Lady Fish
Pomfret: Butter Fish; can be substituted with cat fish
Surmai: King Fish
Sangtam: Cat Fish (A fresh water fish)
Shevto: Muliet Fish
Bangda: Mackerel
Sardines: Are small fish
Hilsa Fish: a fresh water fish; can be substituted with cod fish

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12 thoughts on “Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

  1. Madan Gopal Goyal said on October 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Add half ltr.milk to make it more tasty and nourishing.

  2. MOHAMED MASOOD said on July 23, 2014 at 11:59 am


  3. sunu said on September 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm


  4. Lakshmi said on December 9, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Awesome recipe……

  5. anuradha said on September 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    came out awesome… its a hit with my family & friends.

  6. surya narayana said on October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am


  7. VARSHA said on September 17, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Ummmmm……YUMMMMMM…I tried it and it was awesome…the only thing i added to the recipe is a some 10-15ml of extra milk added with one teaspoon full of custurd powder…!!! hehehe…but its damn yummy man…!!!

  8. Genius Girl said on August 1, 2010 at 5:55 am

    i love carrot halwa all the time. its very sweet and delicious and i love it very much. whenever i find time, i will make it and have it.

  9. radha adepu said on April 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    i came to know that the carrots need to be fried instead of boiling.but still i tried this recipe it is superb…

  10. sahana.H.V said on February 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    still not done, after i will write,

  11. T.S.SUNDARAM said on January 4, 2010 at 4:19 am


  12. sweety said on April 7, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    it is very nice.i love it.

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