Being from Malabar in Kerala, Mussels is something that I grew up eating a lot,and like me most of the people in Malabar will go crazy for this shell fish.Eventhough we get Mussels here in U.K it doesnt taste good like the Mussels that we get back home and the size of it is too small compared to the one that we get back home.Like prawns,we get cooked and ready to use Mussels in supermarkets here,but it doesnt have much flavour ,so once in a while when we crave for this very badly we pick up live mussels from Fish mongers.
This weekend I picked up a whole bunch of it . Me and S had fun cleaning and cooking it.We prepared a whole lot of Arikadukka /Stuffed mussels which is a malabar speciality, and the rest I used for this fry.
Mussels - 50 nos
Redchilly powder - 1 1/2 tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
1.Clean the mussel's shells and remove any dirt outside the shell.
2. In a vessel add a little water and add the mussels and cook it covered for 5 minutes or until shells are open.
3.Remove the shell and take the flesh.
4.Marinate it with masalas and shallow fry it.