For fish loving Bengalis in Bangalore , who believe in hand picking fish they love to have , HAL Fish market Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Rd, Reddypalya, Jyothi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017 is the place to go.
Fresh Bengali fishes arrive Friday night and hence arriving early morning(preferably within 9 am) on Saturday , becomes important to get fresh and high quality fishes. Hilsa , Chitol , Parshe , Tengra , Rohu , Katla , Bhetki with prices similar to that in Kolkata are available here. In addition to the variety of fishes , HAL market is a great location to buy all kinds of vegetables , at attractive rates , especially the ones that go well with fishes.
This place is quite adjacent to Indiranagar metro station hence for people commuting from the South part of Bangalore availing metro service to reach HAL Fish market is a good option to avoid traffic.
Common Bengali fishes like Rohu , Katla , Ar Tengra , prawns and Pabda are available on local roadside shops as well as non veg sections of supermarkets chain stores in malls.As an alternative to Mourala , which is difficult to get in HAL Fish market , Anchovies provides a very good option and is more widely available.
Another fish worthy of mention for bengalis , to have a try is the Norwegian Salmon priced at ~1600 INR per kilo and is available in chain supermarket outlets in malls.
For fish loving Bengalis , working in various professions , Bangalore offers a lot of options in terms of hand picking fish and giving a feel of the best breed of fishes Bengalis are so used to having in Kolkata. So fish loving Bengalis feel at home in Bangalore.