If you live in North America and are a Bengali you most likely have Rohu or Rui Maach. It’s like a everydaty Bengali Fish. We get Rohu fish mostly imported from Bangaldesh as a whole frozen fish or cleaned and cut into froze cubes.
I found them sometimes too old almost more that a year from its original packaging date. Also, they overtime lose their freshness and original taste. Most of time I had to throw away the fish heads as they smell too fishy which I could have used it in the Muri Ghnto or Mache Muror Dal.
So I found this fish which is called Carp. It has almost the same taste as the Rohu fish, it’s a strong alternative for Rohu lovers. I get them live from store aquarium and it’s really cheap sometime avaiable for $1.99/lb. You need to take the whole fish which could be about 6-7 pounds. What I do it I freeze them and use it as much as I want. It’s always better than 1 year old frozen Bangaladesh rui maach.
You can cook Carp the same way as some of these Rohu fish recipes.
If you’ve ever tried Carp fish do let me know and share your experience.