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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spicy Mussels/ Kallummakkaya Masala


Ingredients:

30 mussels/ kallummakkaya, cleaned
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green chilli, slit
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 cinnamon stick
2 cardamoms
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil

For marination:

1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
salt to taste

Preparation:
  1. Clean the mussels and marinate it with the above marination ingredients and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated mussels, mix well and cook it for 7-10 minutes or till it is well cooked. Remove the mussels into a plate leaving the masala / juice in the pan.
  3. Heat this remaining masala / juice in the pan and add cinnamon, cardamom and fennel seeds and cook for a minute.
  4. Add the chopped onion, green chilli and curry leaves and saute for 5 minutes till it tuns golden.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  6. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, pepper powder and salt and mix well for a minute.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes to this , mix well and cook it covered on low heat for 5 minutes or till it turns soft.
  8. Then increase the flame and add little water to this , mix well and cook for 2 minutes till the oil separates.
  9. Add the cooked mussels to this, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove it from the flame and serve...
  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste....

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