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Feasting on fish samosa, kachori

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A fish on display at Nutrifish 2013 festival at Necklace Road on Sunday.- Photo: G. Ramakrishna
A fish on display at Nutrifish 2013 festival at Necklace Road on Sunday.- Photo: G. Ramakrishna

Have you ever tried a fish samosa? Or fish kachori? Visitors at ‘Nutrifish 2013’ festival, held at Jal Vihar on Necklace Road on Sunday, had the opportunity to relish the tasty food items and other fish recipes.

The event was organised by the US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and aqua-farming company Ananda Group, to create awareness about fish consumption. Around 3,000 people attended the day-long event.

Misconceptions

“India is the second-largest producer of fish in the world but fish consumption here is very low. It is basically due to the misconceptions attached to fish and the festival aims to clear them,” said P.R. Vijay Anand, India Director of the USSEC.

Visitors not only got to taste fish recipes but also got first-hand information on aqua-farming – including fish farming, distribution and storage aspects and cooking.

“With processed fish, a few fish recipes and snacks can be prepared in just three minutes.

“It is possible because fish can easily be sliced into thin pieces,” explained Kasi Viswanathan M., executive chef at the Bangalore-based The Atria Hotel.

Chefs roped in

The organisers also roped in chefs from popular hotels and professors from the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies to help create awareness about fish. A powerpoint presentation, short skits and interactive sessions were also conducted as part of the event.

Visitors not only get to taste fish recipes but also receive first-hand information on aqua-farming including fish farming, distribution and storage aspects and cooking


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