Asian Home Recipe

Steamed Mussels with Spice Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg

3 tablespoons


4 cloves

3 teaspoons


1/2 teaspoon

3 teaspoons

1/2 teaspoon

1 cup

1 tablespoon

Fresh mussels

Ghee or oil

Large onions, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Finely chopped fresh ginger

Fresh red chilies, seeded and chopped

Ground turmeric

Ground coriander



Chopped fresh coriander leaves

Pinch of chili powder, optional

Lemon juice to taste

Method :
  • Shrub mussels well and beard them.

  • Heat the ghee in a large deep saucepan and fry onions, garlic and ginger on medium heat until the onions are soft and golden.

  • Add chilies, turmeric, coriander and chili powder and stir for 3 minutes.

  • Add salt and water, bring to the boil and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Add the mussels, cover and steam for 10-15 minutes or until the shells have opened.

  • Remove from heat, sprinkle in the coriander, taste and add more salt if necessary.

  • Add lemon juice to taste.

  • Spoon the gravy over and into the mussel shells and serve immediately with white rice.


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