Halwai July 4, 2017

Ingredients:

• Medium sized mussels – 25
• Parboiled Rice – 400 g
• Coconut grated -1/2
• Aniseed – 2 tsp
• Cumin seed – 1 tsp
• Small Onion – 10
• Oil – 2 tbsp
• Salt – to taste
• For Masala:
• Chilli powder – 2 tbsp
• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
• Garlic – 6 Cloves
• Aniseed – 1 tsp
• Salt – to taste

Method:

  1. Scrape and remove the entire dirt from the mussels. Wash them several times in cold water till clean.
  2. Drain the water.
  3. Cut each one half-way down. Keep aside to remove excess water.
  4. Soak rice in hot water for 4-5 hours.
  5. Wash and drain the excess water.
  6. Add all the ingredients, except oil to the rice and grind the rice to a smooth thick paste.
  7. Stuff each mussel neatly with rice paste.
  8. Steam it till done and remove from fire, cool and remove the shell.
  9. Mix the ground masala in a little water and make a thin batter.
  10. Heat oil and dip each mussel in masala and shallow fry till done.
  11. Remove and drain the excess oil and serve hot.

Recipe courtesy of Ms. Subaida Khalid