Goan Style Mussels

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 4
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36 medium mussels
1 piece ginger peeled and -- coarsely chopped
8 cloves garlic peeled
1 1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 medium Onions peeled and chopped
1 medium hot green chile sliced into -- thin rounds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 medium fresh coconut finely grated
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

Wash mussels well. Remove beards, any that are open when tapped, any broken ones and any that float. Blend garlic and ginger. Add about 1/3 cup of water and blend until smooth. Heat oil in a large pan. When hot add onion and fry until translucent. Now add the paste from the blender with chiles, turmeric, and cumin and fry for 1 minute. Add coconut, salt and remainder of water. Bring to boil. Add the mussels, mix well. Bring to boil. Cover and lower heat. Let mussels steam for 6 to 10 minutes or until they open. Discard any that don't open. Serve immediately

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