Another exclusive recipe from Malabar, Kallumakaya Ularthiyathu. Its very delicious and popular recipe, here is the recipe for you all to try.
- Mussles 500gm fresh or frozen
- Tomato 1 medium size, chopped
- Green chilli 4 nos, chopped
- Onion 1 large size, chopped
- Ginger 1 medium size piece, chopped
- Gralic 5 cloves, chopped
- Curry Leaves 2 sprigs
- Lemon juice 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
- Red chilli Powder 1 tsp
- Kashmiri Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
- Coriander Powder 2 tsp
- Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
- Feng greek seeds 1/4 tsp
If you are using the fresh mussels, clean them nicely and boil in water and cook till its open up the shells. Then remove flesh from the shell, throw away black intestine and chop the flesh coarsely and marinate with lemon juice, salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and keep it aside.
I have got the precooked frozen one so I just cleaned them and marinated in lemon juice, salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
Heat oil in a hard botton pan, add fenugreek seeds and saute for 2 seconds. Now add chopped ginger and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add chopped onion and saute well and brown them. Add green chillies and curry leaves and salt mix well. Saute for 4 minutes. Now we can add the powdered masalas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala, saute well with the onion mix till the raw smell goes. Now add chopped tomato and saute for 4 minutes. Once the tomato became soft add mussels and coat them with the masala. Cover the pan with a lid with occasional sautéing, so that the mix won't stick to the bottom of the pan.
Open the lid and fry the mix for 8 minutes. This is to get the rich brown colour. Add a drop of ghee if you want a rich aroma. Serve hot with Rice, Appam or Roti.
NB: If you want little more crispy the mussels, then shallow fry them after marination then add to the onion masala mix and stir fry them. That also tastes good. Enjoy cooking.