Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mussel Curry with Coconut Milk

Mussel Curry with Coconut MilkThis is the first time I'm making mussels at home. I found cleaned and shelled mussels at Lusitania Frozen Foods- the cold storage where I buy a lot of the meats I cook, and couldn't resist buying mussels. Lusitania has more branches all over Bangalore. They are known for their quality meat, pork and various cold cuts, and also for their very courteous and friendly staff.


I used a simple coconut curry recipe that goes like this.

200 grams of cleaned and shelled mussels
8 small madras onions
3 teaspoons heaped fresh ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 cup coconut milk from 1/2 freshly ground coconut
salt
juice of half a lime
fresh coriander leaves

Soak the mussels in salt water for half an hour and drain
Grind the onions, ginger-garlic, turmeric, coriander,cumin, red chilli powder into a paste
Heat oil, add masala paste and fry till the masala cooks and the oil leaves the paste
Add coconut milk and stir. Add mussels.
Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Garnish with lime juice and fresh lime juice.

Eat this with plain boiled white rice !

4 comments:

rohit pagey said...

the chicken with rosemary looks awesome..so does the spaghetti wid meatballs...

Anonymous said...

It gives me nostalgia about my hometown calicut where my Mother prepares the same dish whenever am there. We used to get fresh mussels caught from the sea and shelled out in front of us.

Prasad said...

It gives me nostalgia about my hometown calicut where my Mother prepares the same dish whenever am there. We used to get fresh mussels caught from the sea and shelled out in front of us.

Ria Patel said...

Thanks for visiting the blog. I go to Calicut myself quite often.