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Recipes

Mussels with dry coconut

This coastal dish from the South-western state of Maharashtra is quick and easy to make.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-4 green chillies, whole
  • thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and pounded into a paste in a pestle and mortar
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and pounded into a paste in a pestle and mortar
  • salt, to taste
  • ½tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped into large cubes
  • 1kg/2¼lb mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded
  • 60g/2oz desiccated coconut
  • handful fresh coriander leaves and stalks, chopped