Mussels/ Kallummakaya Thoran


1/2 kg mussels/ kallummakaya, cleaned
1 cup shallots, chopped
1- 1 1/4 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/4- 1/2 cup water
2 tbsp oil


  1. Clean mussels and keep it aside.
  2. Crush grated coconut, turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, garam masala, 3-4 shallots and 2-3 curry leaves together to a coarse mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped shallots and saute well.
  4. Add curry leaves and saute for a minute. Then add crushed coconut mixture, cleaned mussels and salt and mix well.
  5. Add 1/4- 1/2 cup of water, cover and cook in medium flame till done, stirring occasionally.
  6. Uncover and stir well for few minutes till all the water dries up..Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot…. 


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