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Buffalo fish. A carp-like fish which can grow to a large size. It is found commonly in rivers and freshwater lakes in and around South Asia and South-East Asia. It is highly regarded fish eaten on auspicious occasions. The roe of rohu is also considered as a delicacy by Oriyas and Bengalis. It is deep fried and served hot as an appetizer as part of an Oriya and Bengali meal. It is also stuffed inside pointed gourd to make potoler dolma which is considered a delicacy. Rohu is also served deep fried in mustard oil, as kalia which is a rich gravy made of concoction of spices and deeply browned onions and tok, where the fish is cooked in a tangy sauce made of tamarind and mustard.



A semi-wild species of citrus grown primarily in the Sylhet Division of northeastern Bangladesh. Its fruit, which does not produce much juice, is about the size of a small grapefruit and is yellow when ripe. Very sour, somewhat bitter, and very aromatic, the fruit is seldom consumed raw or as a juice, but is instead sliced and cooked, either green or mature, in beef, mutton, and fish curries, as well as in stews. Also used in making pickles.