24 large mussels with shells
4 dried red chillies or peppers
8 garlic cloves
A small piece of ginger
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup oil for cooking
1 onion, chopped
Smear the mussels with salt and set aside.
Grind all the spices with vinegar, adding the sugar and salt.
Marinate the mussels in the ground spices for two hours.
Heat oil on a moderate flame in a frying pan.
Sauté the onion and add the mussels.
Stir-fry for 14 minutes or till it becomes soft.
Now place each mussel into a half shell and garnish with coriander.