Kallumakkaya Varavu


3 tbsp dessicated coconut/ freshly grated coconut
3 shallots
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 green chilli
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp water
curry leaves
500g mussels (frozen)
2 tbsp coconut oil / veg oil
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 glass water
1 tsp musturd seeds
1 dried red chilli

Salt to taste
Curry leaves

Coarsely grind  first seven ingredients & keep aside.
If you are using fresh mussels steam cook & remove the flesh.
Clean, de-beard & cut mussels into half.
In a bowl, mix  ( grinded coconut + salt  + chopped mussels) & keep aside.
Heat oil in a skillet & add mustard seeds.
When it pops, add dried red chiili & few curry leaves.
Then add mussels & stir for a while.
Add some water.   
Cover & cook for 5mn.
Garnish with curry leaves & cumin powder.
Serve with rice or any other Indian bread.