Arikadukka /kallummakaya nirachathu /stuffed mussels

6 servings
20 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6
Rice flour : 2 cups

Dessicated coconut / Freshly grated coconut : 1/4 cup

Shallots  : 4-5

Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp

Green chilli : 1

Ginger : a small piece

Curry leaves : few

Salt to taste

Chilli powder : 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp

Rice Flour : 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


  • Boil the mussels with enough water,till the shells open. Drain it and clean the mussels and keep it aside.
  • Coarsely grind grated coconut, shallots, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves.
  • Dilute salt in water and add to the rice powder. Mix well and make a smooth dough by adding enough hot water.
  • Take a prepared dough ball and stuff the mussels, repeat the process with all the mussels.
  • Steam cook the stuffed mussels for 15-20 minutes and keep aside to cool. Scoop out the mussels out of their shells.
  • Make a spicy mixture using red chilli powder, turmeric powder, rice powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in pan, when its hot, dip each stuffed mussel in this spicy mixture and deep fry it.
  • Serve this snack for tea or as a starter.


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