Marinate mussels with turmeric powder, red chilly powder, ginger-garlic paste , fennel seeds powder and garam masala for 1 hr in a refrigerator.
Fry the marinated mussels in ghee.
Remove them to a plate.
Heat up the same pan.
Add onion and fry, till it turns golden brown.
Add ginger-garlic-chilly paste and fry for 2 mins.
Add tomato, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and mint leaves and cook for a few mins.
Put the fried mussels in this masala.
10)Pour coconut milk and cook to get a thick masala.
11)Boil water in a vessel.
Add enough salt, turmeric powder, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ghee.
Cook rice until it is done and drain.
:- Make sure the rice doesn`t get sticky.
For mussels briyani:-
14)Heat a little ghee in a pan.
Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 tsp of lime juice over it.
Put one layer of the mussels masala above that and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over.
Close the lid tightly and heat on a low flame for about 10 mins.
Mix before serving.
Garnish with cashewnuts, raisins and fried onions.
:- Serve with yoghurt and chutney or pickle.