Nayak: Love for seafood in India is very regional. If I have to rate, it would be the regions of West Bengal, Goa, Bombay, Mangalore and Kerala.
CJ: Indians don't experiment with sea food, do they?
Nayak: People from the above said regions love seafood unlike other parts, and I feel that Indians do not experiment much with seafood. It is generally stewed or fried.
CJ: And we don't go beyond fish and prawns?
Nayak: I feel that seafood, other than fish and prawns, is not easily available and can be expensive. Also, the fear and inhibition of cooking techniques that are not common in Indian cooking is also a factor that doesn't let Indians try more kinds of sea food.
CJ: What are the health benefits of sea food?
Nayak: Fish is a low-fat high quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). It is recommended eating fish at least two times per week as part of a healthy diet. Fish is packed with protein, vitamins, and nutrients that can lower blood pressure, and helps reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
CJ: People of which region in India are really adventurous about food and sea food?
Nayak: Only few people in specidic regions experiment with seafood due to various reasons. Not everyone cares for seafood in India as such.