Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mussel Biryani ( Kallummekkaya Biryani / Kadukka Biriyani / Blue Mussel Biriyani)


Ingredients:-

Marinade

Mussels/Kakka/Kallummakaya – 30-40 nos,

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder-1 tsp

Pepper powder-1/2 tsp

Salt



For the Masala

Onion – 2 nos. medium
Tomato puree – ½ cup
Green chillies – 2-3 nos.
Ginger – 2 inch piece
Garlic pods – 5-8 big cloves
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Fennel seed (Perumjeerakam) -1/2 tsp
Mint leaves,chopped – ½ cup
Red chilli powder – 3 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala – 2 tsp
Coriander leaves,chopped – ½ cup
Oil
Salt


For the Rice

Basmati rice – 2 ½ cups
Cinnamon – 3 inch stick
Cloves – 4-6 nos.
Cardamom – 4-6 nos.
Bay leaf – 2-3 leaves.
Ghee – 4-6 tbsp
Salt
Water


 Directions:-
First Prepare Rice For Biriyani:-

·          Clean and soak rice for 10 minutes. And drain the water. Keep aside.
·          Heat 3 tbsp of the ghee in another pan and add the cinnamon,cardamom,cloves and bay lea
·          Sauté for a second and add the drained rice.
·          Stir fry the rice till it turns opaque and add water, mint leaf, salt and cook the rice till it is cooked and keep it aside.

Prepare Masala
·         Clean the mussel and drain all water.
·         Marinate it with chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt. Keep it aside for 10-20 minutes.
·         Shallow fry mussels till golden brown, but don’t fry till crispy. Keep it aside.

·         In the same pan (used for frying mussels) add the sliced onion. Stir fry till become golden brown at medium heat.

·         Grind the ginger, garlic, fennel seed, green chilly into coarsely paste without adding water.
·         Add ginger, garlic, green chilli,fennel seed paste and stir for few minutes. Add tomato puree ,chopped coriander leaves , mint leaves and stir for 5-10 minutes
·         Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala. Stir for a while.
·         Add the fried mussels and mix it well.

Mixing Rice
·         Finally add the cooked rice into the above mussel masala and mix well close the lid and cook for 5-10 minutes on simmer heat.
·         Garnish with fried onion.


Have it with cucumber raita…..

18 comments:

  1. biryani looks delicious, never had it though...

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  2. Very delicious biriyani..never had this before,looks flavorful!!

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  3. Very yummy looking Biryani....

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  4. this looks wonderful delicious biryani

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  5. Mmmmm, I love mussels, and this looks fabulous!!

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  6. Biryani looks flavorful and delicious..

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  7. Biriyani looks sooo delicious......musssellllssss r ma fav

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  10. adipoli Biriyani....kallummakkaya is my fav...

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  11. Flavorful and tempting biryani..looks yum

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