Kallumakkaya /kadukka varattiyathu /mussels fry

Main Dish
2 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Fresh Mussel : 1 kg /2.2 lb

Onion /Savola : 3 medium

Tomato : 2 medium

Green Chillies : 3-4

Ginger : 2 teaspoons

Garlic : 2 1/2 teaspoons

Turmeric powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder : 2 teaspoons

Coriander powder : 11/2 teaspoons

Garam Masala powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel seeds powder : 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves : 1 sprig

Oil : 3 tablespoons

Salt to taste


  • Wash and clean the mussels shells well and place them in pot with enough water and boil till the shells open.
  • Drain all the water and scoop out the mussels from the shell ,clean the dirt and remove the black part in the bottom of the mussel well.
  • In a cooking vessel add the cleaned mussels with little salt,1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and cook for 10-15 minutes or till its done.
  • In a wok/kadai heat oil,when its hot add ginger,garlic paste and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté till it turns to till turns to translucent and light golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped tomato, green chillies & curry leaves and sauté for a while.
  • Reduce the fire to medium and add all the spice powder and sauté till raw smell goes.
  • Add the cooked mussels and stir fry till it turns to brown & crispy,adjust the salt & spice powders.
  • Serve hot with Parota Steamed rice or any Indian Bread.


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