Kallumekkaya (Mussels) Roast

Mussels roast

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Kallumekkaya / Mussels –  2 cups, cleaned

2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

     Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

    Salt – To taste

    Water – 2 tbsp

3. Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

5. Onion –  1.5 – 2 cups, thinly sliced or chopped (/Or 1 cup shallots, sliced)

     Thenga kothu / coconut slices – 1/3 cup

    Ginger – 2 tsp, finely chopped

    Garlic – 2 tsp, finely chopped

    Green chilly – 1 – 2, diagonally sliced

    Curry leaves – A few

6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1 tsp

7. Garam masala powder or fennel powder – 3/4 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

8. Tomato – 1 medium, chopped or sliced

9. Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – A few

Method

1. Cook the mussels adding the ingredients numbered 2  for 5 – 7 minutes.

2. Heat coconut oil in a cheena chatti or any pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, little salt, thenga kothu, ginger, garlic, green chilly, curry leaves and sauté until onion is lightly browned. Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder. Saute until their raw smell is gone, about 1 minute. Add tomato and cook until mushy. Add garam masala powder and pepper powder. Finally add the cooked mussels. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes until completely dry and slightly roasted. You can roast it for a few more minutes if you like. Add a tsp of coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Switch off. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Kallumekkaya roast

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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