Muddoshi or LadyFish is a fresh water fish and is extremely tasty. It is easy to clean this fish. It is very delicate and it’s meat is whitish in colour. Apart from making muddoshi fish curry/hooman with this, you can also fry this fish with rava. I prefer rava fried fish as it is simple to cook. We Goans, try different types of dishes with fish and fish fry is one of them. A normal fish thali/plate in Goan homes will always have atleast one piece of fried fish along with rice, fish curry, sukha(dry) fish curry,salad and kadi. You can find a variety of fish recipes on my blog.
But it is true that we do not eat river fish. We eat only sea fish and that too fish which are known to us. If you get some unknown fish and ask us to cook and eat, we will never do that. In Goa, every morning you will notice fisher women selling fish. They go from door to door selling fish in “paatle” or big tubs made of bamboo or cane. Fish is a common dish for lunch in every home in Goa. Majority of the people in Goa eat veg food without onion and garlic on Monday and Thursday. They crave for fish on these days, yet they prefer staying due to their family customs and traditions.
Also check the Sardines recipe.