Thursday, 12 December 2013

Mussel fry | Kukskitchen

Mussels are not stangers in my  household as they are my mans favourite. You can prepare them in one too many ways. The recipe below is by far the quickest and easiest. The most difficult and tastiest I've been told is അരിക്കടുക്ക or കടുക്ക നിറച്ചത്, of malabar cuisine. I am yet to try that.

A few things before we start:

- I used cooked frozen mussels. You can use canned mussels or even better fresh mussels.
- If using fresh mussels, clean the shells thoroughly and drop them in hot salted water till the shells open up which indicated that they are cooked.

Mussel fry
കല്ലുമെക്കായി വരട്ടിയത് 
Serves 5-6


1- Cooked mussels - 250 g (for tips on how to clean mussels click here)
2- Pearl onions (ചുവന്നുള്ളി) - 3-4
    Garlic pods - 2-3
    Curry leaves - 1 sprig
3- Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
4- Oil 1 tbsp
5- Salt to taste


- Clean and prepare mussels.
- Crush pearl onions and garlic pods with a pestle and mortar. Slicing would do too.
- Heat oil in a pan and saute (2) till shallots turn light brown.
- Add (3) and saute till the aroma of oils hit ur nose.
- Add the cleaned mussels to it and mix well. Check salt at this point and add more if needed.
- Serve hot as an appetizer or as a side dish.

Also check out some more starters:

Egg puffs
Chicken 65
Chicken bake - with Italian seasoning
Chicken fry
Chicken lollipops
Fish cakes
Mutton / lamb kebabs
Onion bhaji / ulli vada
Cauliflower bhaji
Misal pav - Mumbai street food
Urad daal vada / Uzhunnu vada

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An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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