If it is Monday, it must be Malad. But since it is Saturday, it was Marol Dry Fish Market.
Drying larger varieties of fish is fascinating to watch and in Mumbai you can observe it at the Fish Market in Chakala (JB Nagar) Fish Market. The market here in Fridays and Saturdays but drying happens according to other factors.
Unlike the smaller Bombay Duck, Anchovies and even Mackerels which we see being dried on our village beach maidans, the large fish like Tuna, Barracuda, etc. need to be slit open length wise and opened like a book. The innards are removed, and what remains is cleaned and dehydrated using salt.
At the Marol market, you can see the whole process and the different steps in the making of dried fish. The dry fish processed here in sold in the market and around the city.
Here are a few images.
Salted and stacked.
If it is Monday...
The other side of the market with its friendly dry fish sellers. They take their hoard from market to market in this part of the city. The Marol market congregates on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are in Bhayander and if it is Monday, it has to be Malad.