Kallumakkaya Ularthu

Mussels stir fry

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Kallumakkaya Ularthu

Mussels stir fry

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By sowmya anilpillai

Published On: 25 Feb 2009

Rating: 4
15 Votes, 4 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Clean Mussels (fresh/good ones are tightlipped before cooking and opens up once cooked)
:- I bought precooked one to avoid any hassles.

Step 2

Remove flesh from the shell, throw away black intestine and chop the flesh coarsely.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a hard bottom pan.

Step 4

Add onions and brown them to a golden color.

Step 5

Add green chillies, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and salt.

Step 6

Sautee the above mix for 5-7 minutes.

Step 7

Add the items specified in powder section one by one and sautee well with the veggies till the raw smell goes.

Step 8

When the oil starts coming out, add chopped tomato and sautee for 5 mts.

Step 9

Add the mussels and coat them with the masala.

Step 10

Add lemon juice to the mix and do a salt taste test here.

Step 11

Cover the pan with a lid with occasional sauteeing, so that the mix won`t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Step 12

Remove the cover and fry the mix in open air after 10 minutes.
:- This is to get the rich brown color as shown in the picture.

Step 13

Add a drop of ghee, if you want a rich aroma).

Step 14

:- Serve with lemon wedges, which can be squeezed on the mix while eating.

Step 15


Step 16

Tips i followed:
:- I used ghee instead of oil to get the rich taste.
:- I marinated mussels with lemon, salt, turmeric and kept it for 30 minutes.


Very tasty sowmya, I made it twice...

Guess me

That is one tasty dish.. I could eat it without any accompaniments.. Yum Yum


Your picture looks so tempting


Wow I am sure to make this, the dish look so exotic

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