mussels fry

mussels fry


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About this recipe: This is a very common dish of Kerala prepared from mussels(Kallummalkaya in malalayalam).This is a very tasty dish and can be made very easily. You can serve this hot with Parota Steamed rice or any Indian Bread.

praveen176 Karnataka, India

Serves: 4 

  • 1kg Fresh Mussel
  • 3 medium Onion
  • 2 medium Tomato
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger Paste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tablespoons Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Red chillii powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoons Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tablespoons Fennel seeds powder
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • to taste Salt

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Wash and clean the mussels shells well and place them in pot with enough water and boil till the shells open. (Note : Do not use shells that have not opened)
  2. Drain all the water and scoop out the mussels from the shell ,clean the dirt and remove the black part in the bottom of the mussel well.
  3. In a cooking vessel add the cleaned mussels with little salt,1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and cook for 10-15 minutes or till its done.
  4. In a wok/kadai heat oil,when its hot add ginger,garlic paste and sauté for few minutes.
  5. Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté till it turns to till turns to translucent & light golden brown
  6. Now add the chopped tomato, green chillies & curry leaves and sauté for a while
  7. Reduce the fire to medium and add all the spice powder and sauté till raw smell goes (Note : make sure not to burn the spices.
  8. Add the cooked mussels and stir fry till it turns to brown & crispy,adjust the salt & spice powders.

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Made a fresh paste of ginger, garlic & green chilies and pureed the tomatoes before adding. Turned out great! - 08 Jun 2015

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