Oneeda's Kitchen Blog

Shell Fish Curry

Posted on: March 24, 2010


Shell fish 200 nos.
For the masala :
Coconut, scraped ¾ piece
Red chilies 28 nos.
Coriander seeds 2 tbsps.
Jeera 1 ½ tbsps.
Methi seeds ½ tsps.
Peppercorns 1 tbsps.
Oama 1 pinch.
Turmeric powder ½ tsp.
Garlic 12 flakes
Tamarind(lemon sized ball) 1 no.
Onion, finely chopped 2 nos.
Salt As required

For the seasoning
Coconut oil 2 tbsps.
Onion, finely chopped 1 no.
Garlic chopped 4 flakes


1.Before opening the shell fish, wash it throughly.
2.Break the shellfish into two parts and keep only the part with the flesh.
3.Fry in coconut oil the red chilies, coriander seeds, 1 tbsps. jeera, methi seeds, peppercorns & oama and grind to a paste.
4.Grind the above to a paste along with tumeric powder, 6 garlic flakes, tamarind and one onion.
5.Apply this past to the shell fish and keep aside.
6.Now grind to a rough paste the coconut with 1/2 tsp. jeera & 6 garlic flakes.
7.Cook the shell fish along with the 1 onion and salt till done.
8.Next add the coconut paste and cook on low flame till almost dry.
9.Using the seasoning ingredients, saute till onions are golden brown.
10.Add this to the cooked shell fish,simmer for some time and remove from


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