The lady fish may be found in the western North Atlantic Ocean (from Cape Cod to the Gulf of Mexico), the Caribbean Sea, and the southern Brazilian coast. It's very common in Florida and the Caribbean.

The maximum size and weight of the species are typically 1 m (3.3 ft) and 10 kg, respectively (22 lb). The body is fusiform (tapering spindle shape) and oval in cross-section, with the eyes being big and partially covered by adipose eyelids, and the body is slightly laterally compressed.

It is commonly known as Kalan fish in India, where it may be found in the tropical backwaters and along Karnataka's western coast. It's a good source of nutrients and protein and is popular worldwide. Surprisingly, the world's fish number over 34,000, but a handful stand out for their flavor and texture, such as mackerel, ladyfish, and trevally, that you must try.

This fish family is caught but is not generally consumed because their bodies are bony. They may be caught and used as bait, or they can be processed into fish meals.

Nutritional Facts & Values of Lady Fish:

This fish is regarded as the best fish for children. In Siddha medicine, ladyfish are known as pathiya meen in Tamil, meaning that anybody can eat it, even if they have a condition. This fish will not exacerbate the ailment but will aid in its treatment. This fish has a single bone that is easy to remove, and the soft, protein-rich flesh is delicious when crispy fried.

100 grams of ladyfish contains:

  • Calories - 19 Kcal
  • Total fat - 1g
  • Carbohydrates - 7 g
  • Sodium - 485 mg
  • Protein - 9 g
  • Fiber - 0 g

Health Benefits of eating Kilangan Meen

  1. It has the potential to aid in the treatment of cardiac disease.
    According to the British Heart Foundation, eating oily fish can help lower your risk of heart disease and enhance your chances of surviving a heart attack. Fish achieve this by decreasing triglyceride levels in the blood, linked to heart disease, when they are high. Fish oils help minimize blood clotting and irregular cardiac rhythms following a heart attack.
  2. It possesses anti-cancer effects.
    A 30-year Swedish study of 6000 men found that those who didn't consume any fish had a risk of prostate cancer between double and triple that of those who ate moderate or substantial amounts. Crab and lobster, for example, contain selenium, which is known to have cancer-fighting effects.
  3. It is beneficial to your skin
    According to dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, author of The Perricone Prescription, a salmon-rich diet can help smooth out age wrinkles.
  4. It can alleviate depression
    Fish has been said to aid in the treatment of depression. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to enhance levels of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin, are once again to blame.
  5. It can help to ease and minimize the symptoms of arthritis
    Fish oils have also been demonstrated to help with the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in studies.
  6. It has the potential to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are present in many fish, may protect brain cells from harm. High blood pressure related to dementia can be reduced by eating fish. Over seven years, French research of 2000 participants found that those who ate seafood at least once a week had a considerably reduced risk of dementia than those who didn't.

Recipe: Lady FIsh Fry

To make Lady Fish Fry, you will need these ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg Kilangan fish
  • 1.5 tbsp Chilli powder (Byadgi or Kashmiri)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 4 Garlic pods (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Semolina/Rava/Sooji
  • 4 tsp Oil

Instructions to cook Lady Fish

Step 1: Clean and wash the fish first

Step 2: Combine 1.5 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder, 1 tbsp tamarind paste, 4 minced garlic pods, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, and 1 tsp salt to make the fish marinade.

Step 3: To form a thick but smooth paste, add water, one spoon at a time. Apply the masala (marinade) to the fish pieces as needed. Ensure that the fish is completely covered in the marinade.

Step 4: Marinate the fish for at least 3 hours. If you're going to freeze the fish overnight, ensure it's thawed for at least an hour before frying it.

Step 5: On medium-high heat, heat an iron skillet. Using a pastry brush, evenly coat the skillet with 1/2 tsp oil.

Step 6: One by one, roll the fish pieces in semolina and set them in the heated skillet. Ensure the skillet isn't too full. 2 tsp oil is poured over the fish pieces.

Step 7: On one side, fry for around 8 minutes, and the fish will have scorched markings at this time.

Step 8: Flip the fish pieces over and drizzle 2 tsp of oil. 5 minutes of frying

Step 9: The fish fry is finished and ready to eat!!

Recipe 2: Goan Style lady fish curry

To make Lady Fish Fry, you will need these ingredients:

  • Lady fish
  • Grated coconut- ½ cup, freshly grated
  • 20 grams Tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish)
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • 3 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Oil

For marination

  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions to cook Lady Fish

Step 1: Clean and chop the fish into 2-3 pieces before beginning to make the Goan Lady Fish Curry Recipe. Rinse and set aside.

Step 2: Apply turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to the chicken and leave it to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: Cut the radish into 2-inch long fingers and cook each separately.

Step 4: Making gravy is the next step. In a blender grinder, combine grated coconut, turmeric powder, tamarind, peppercorns, coriander, and red chilies with 1/2 cup of water to form a thin gravy.

Step 5: Add oil to a heavy-bottomed skillet and cook the chopped onions until browned.

Step 6: Cook for around 2 minutes at a medium temperature after adding the fish. Pour in the gravy and give it a good swirl. Pour 1/2 cup of water into the same container.

Step 7: Cover the utensil and boil for another 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Step 8: Enjoy a great Goan meal by serving Goan Lady Fish Curry with steamed rice, salad, and pickles for lunch or supper.

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