Sunday, February 10, 2013

Spicy Kerala Style Mussels

I love seafood ! Being an island in the midst of the Indian ocean , seafood is an integral part of the Mauritian cuisine. I was recently gifted with a Kerala cookbook and was totally amazed by the array of seafood dishes in it. I was completely inspired by the Oyster dish "Ularthiyathu" . I used the same recipe but made it with mussels instead.


400 grms mussels (Steamed in water and shells removed)
1 Big onion chopped
2-3 Green chillies chopped
1 small piece of Ginger
8 flakes of garlic
1/2  cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbs of oil
2 -3 curry leaves
1 tbs fresh lime juice
salt to taste
1 tsp mustad seeds

  • Grind coconut , ginger, garlic and green chillies and set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add turmeric powder, curry leaves, mustard seeds and chopped onions - Sautee well
  • Add mussels , coconut paste and stir
  • Allow to cook for a few minutes
  • Add lime juice and leave to simmer on low heat for 2-3 mins until quite dry
  • Serve with bread , rice or chapatti

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