This rose coloured meat is a true swadeshi product, the frozen & bleached Basa fish available in retail stores are of no match to this meat. These fish give a gentle flavour and are mildly sweet, their fillets have no bones which makes them a pleasant light meal.

Fresh Basa fish is rich in protein and low in fat and sodium. It is packed with a bunch of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, potassium, iron, phosphorus and selenium but frying the fish may destroy some of the nutrients present in it.