Wallago (Malli)


Explore the Majesty of Wallago (Malli ) Fish – A Freshwater Wonder. Elevate your dining experiences with the allure of Niwan’s Wallago Fish – a fusion of taste, ethics, and wellness, conveniently available at your doorstep.

The size you get: The average size for Wallago ( Malli ) is 500 gm to 5 kg per whole fish.

Note: All our prices and billings are based on the pre-cleaning/cutting weight of the seafood. The net weight at the time of delivery will be dependent on the type of cleaning you choose.

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Locally known as Malli, delve into the realm of aquatic wonders with Niwan’s Wallago Fish – a prized gem from the depths of freshwater allure. Raise your culinary experiences with this exceptional fish that brings together exquisite taste and versatility. Sourced with care and passion,

Wallago Fish stands ready to grace your table with its distinct flavor and boundless culinary potential..

Flavor Profile

Wallago (Malli) Fish introduces a harmonious symphony of flavors, boasting tender and succulent flesh that leaves a lasting impression. Its texture offers the perfect balance of firmness and tenderness, making each bite an experience of pure delight. From subtle seasonings to bold culinary adventures, Wallago Fish effortlessly adapts, allowing you to create culinary masterpieces.


  • English Name: Wallago, Wallago Attu, Giant River Catfish
  • Local Name: Malli
  • Scientific Name: Wallago Attu


Wallago Fish thrives in the serene embrace of freshwater realms, calling rivers and lakes its home. Often farmed in Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan, the essence of its natural habitat is encapsulated in its flavor, creating a taste that resonates with the tranquility of fresh waters.

Catching Method

At Niwan Seafood, we champion ethical fishing practices. Our Wallago Fish is sourced responsibly using traditional methods such as nets and lines, ensuring that every bite you savor contributes to the conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

Physical Attributes

Wallago (Malli) Fish is a living work of art, adorned with scales that glimmer like jewels. Its physical attributes captivate with a periorbital width that mirrors the grace of its eyes and a mouth embellished with a captivating V-shaped patch of vomerine teeth. Rows of scales, parallel to the lateral line, showcase nature’s precision, while 17–18 gill rakers on the 1st-gill arch exemplify its meticulous design.


Revel in the hues of Wallago Fish as warm earthy tones blend into a silvery sheen. The belly and underside of the head transform into shimmering silvery white, adorned with a mesmerizing pattern of reddish-brown spots forming elegant longitudinal rows along its sides.


Wallago Fish presents an array of sizes, catering to diverse culinary visions. The average weights range from 0.5 kg to 5 kg per fish, while larger sizes make an occasional appearance, providing you the canvas to create feasts both intimate and grand.

Cutting Preferences

Wallago Fish adapts gracefully to various culinary interpretations, whether you prefer the grandeur of a whole presentation, the convenience of boneless fillets, or the artistic flair of sliced creations. Each cut preserves the essence of Wallago’s flavor, inviting you to embark on a gastronomic journey.

Approx. Cutting Yields

  • – Whole: 100% yield
  • – Gutted: 80% yield
  • – Headless and Gutted: 60% yield
  • – Slices: 60% yield
  • – Boneless: 35% yield

Cooking Preferences

Grilling or barbecuing is a popular way to cook Wallago fish, especially in areas with access to open flames or charcoal grills. The fish is usually marinated with a blend of spices and herbs before being grilled over hot coals.

Wallago fish is often used to make flavorful curries in South Asian cuisine. The fish pieces are cooked in a rich and aromatic curry sauce made from a combination of spices, onions, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic. This method allows the fish to absorb the flavors of the curry, resulting in a delicious and satisfying dish.

Frying Wallago fish is a simple and popular method that results in crispy and flavorful fish. The fish is typically marinated with spices and then coated with a batter before being deep-fried until golden and crispy.

Health Benefits

Indulge in Wallago Fish to not only delight your palate but also nourish your well-being. Enjoy heart-friendly nutrients, regulation of blood pressure, immune system enhancement, bone fortification, and the nourishment of vibrant skin and hair.

Additional information


Boneless Biscuits, Boneless fillet (2 fillet per fish), Boneless Finger fish, Slice with skin & Bone, Whole (gutted), Whole (uncleaned), Whole but head remove

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