Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pallu Machi

Pala (Sindhi: پلو مڇي, Pallu Machi) is found in the delta region of southern Pakistan, in the province of Sindh. It's a similar to Hilsa (Bengali:  ইিলশ Ilish) fish found in present-day Bangladesh.  The fish was usually found in abundant quantities in the district of Thatta. Recently, however, the lower reaches of the Indus have dried up as water is stored upstream, and the Palla cannot make its journey into the river anymore. Continue reading

Note: Apparently there isn't much information on the Web about Pallu Machi. Readers if you have additional information or anecdotes please tell us by stating it as a comment to this post. We would love to hear your personal accounts and any family folk lore relating to this ancient delicacy from Sindh.

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