Mussels ,most commonly known as Neeli in konkani ,found abundant in Kerala.Mussel farming is most common in North Kerala.Studies say that people who consume Mussels have lower risk s of suffering from arthritis.It is also an excellent source of omega3 fatty acids,iodine etc
the mussels with salt,turmeric powder,chilly powder and vinegar for 1 hour.
pan shallow fry this in oil.
the same pan fry the pearl onions for 4 minutes.
add Garlic,curry leaves and fry for half a minute.
add coriander powder,garam masala powder,tomato sauce and fry for few seconds.
add pepper powder and green chillies and
saute it for a minute.
add Sauteed Mussels and cook for few minutes.
Tips:Remember to simmer the flame when you fry
And the most important part:
clean the mussels:
Mussels thoroughly under running water.
take it in a big vessel and keep it on high flame without adding water.
the lid and keep for sometime.
water will ooze out.
panic ,open the lid little bit and simmer it.
feel it is too dry add little water.
shells will open after sometime.
is the indication that it is cooked.
9)Then separate the flesh from the shell.
clean the flesh by removing the
black dirt and hairy substance.