Kallumakkaya Ularthu

by sowmyaanilpillai
Mussels stir fry
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • New Zealand Mussels(It yield me around 13-14 mussells) - 11/2 lb
  • Tomato(chopped, medium size) - 1 no
  • Green chillies(slitted lengthwise) - 5 nos
  • Onion(thinly sliced, large size) - 1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt(to taste) -
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
Powders:
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 tsp
  • Coriander - 2 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg(optional) - 1 pinch
  • Fenugreek powder - 1/2 tsp
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • New Zealand Mussels(It yield me around 13-14 mussells) - 11/2 lb
  • Tomato(chopped, medium size) - 1 no
  • Green chillies(slitted lengthwise) - 5 nos
  • Onion(thinly sliced, large size) - 1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt(to taste) -
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
Powders:
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 tsp
  • Coriander - 2 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg(optional) - 1 pinch
  • Fenugreek powder - 1/2 tsp
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Instructions
  1. Clean Mussels (fresh/good ones are tightlipped before cooking and opens up once cooked) :- I bought precooked one to avoid any hassles.
  2. Remove flesh from the shell, throw away black intestine and chop the flesh coarsely.
  3. Heat the oil in a hard bottom pan.
  4. Add onions and brown them to a golden color.
  5. Sautee the above mix for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add the items specified in powder section one by one and sautee well with the veggies till the raw smell goes.
  7. When the oil starts coming out, add chopped tomato and sautee for 5 mts.
  8. Add the mussels and coat them with the masala.
  9. Add lemon juice to the mix and do a salt taste test here.
  10. Cover the pan with a lid with occasional sauteeing, so that the mix won`t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  11. 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.
  12. Add a drop of ghee, if you want a rich aroma).
  13. :- Serve with lemon wedges, which can be squeezed on the mix while eating.
  14. Enjoy!!!
  15. 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.
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4 comments

curryadmin
curryadmin March 20, 2009 - 11:41 am

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

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curryadmin
curryadmin March 20, 2009 - 11:42 am

Your picture looks so tempting

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curryadmin
curryadmin March 20, 2009 - 11:43 am

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

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curryadmin
curryadmin March 20, 2009 - 11:45 am

Very tasty sowmya, I made it twice…

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