Tisrya is known by a lot of other names, some call it mussels, shivlya, shimplya, shell fish. These come in hues of beige/brown or black and in small,medium or large sizes. The black ones are considered to be the best.The cleaning needs a little prep time but I have tried to keep it as simple as possible. Easiest way to open the shell is to wash in place them in warm water… chuck out the unopened ones, those are mostly empty ones with mud. Wash the remaining, and they are ready to be cooked. This ones our traditional recipe, passed on from grandmoms to mothers and to us. Its very basic and simple recipe, but the flavor and taste is unbeatable. They are supposed to be rich in zinc and calcium so very nutritious.
Cleaning mussels can be quite a tedious process. So I have tried to simplify it. Firstly while buying the mussels ensure that they are not open (these are not fresh). Wash them under running water till all the mud and soil is washed out.
Grind the coconut to a fine paste. Heat the oil in a pan. Add a few curry leaves if you like the flavor. Add the green chillies, ginger garlic paste and onions. Cook till the onions turn a little brown and then add the tomatoes.
Saute till they become soft then add the red chilli powder, Jeera powder, salt. Add the musseles and water and cover and cook.
Add tamarind juice at the end and simmer. Serve hot
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Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
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