Kaari is the Malayalam word for Cat Fish or Catfish. Catfish or Cat fish is also referred to in various Malayalam names, such as  Silurus or Mushi-Silurus, Valia Etta  and Thendu Kadu. 

Kaari are usually caught by the locals in rivers and lakes surrounding the backwaters of Kerala, India

Here below are pictures of Kaari caught from one of the rivers in Allepey, Kerala, India by the locals.

Cleaned Kaari from an Iceplant in Allepey, Kerala, India
Cleaned Kaari from an Iceplant in Allepey, Kerala, India

In Kerala, they make mostly Meen Curry (Fish Curry) from any variety of fish that landed their kitchen.

In the Philippines, Catfish/ Cat Fish which is called Hito in Tagalog is mostly grilled (Please see another article of Inihaw na Hito)

 


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