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(From The Economic Times)
Byline: Bidisha Bagchi
Bengalis are particularly partial to fish roe, as any one will tell you. And we love it, fried or in gravy. It's the ultimate high calorie, high protein but mouth-wateringly delightful concoction. At least that's what we Bengalis believe. So, when our tour guide in Moscow mentioned 'ikra', we could empathise. After all, caviar is nothing but the king of fish roe!
Ikra, as the Russians call it, is culled from the sturgeon as it moves to fresh water to spawn in adjoining rivers, from its habitat in the Caspian Sea. The most prized ikra are Beluga, Ossietra, and Sevruga, in descending order of quality - …