Kallumakkaya /kadukka varattiyathu /mussels fry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Fresh Mussel /Kallumakkaya  : 1 kg/2.2 libra

Onion /Savola /Ulli : 3 medium  (thinly chopped)

Tomato : 2 medium (chopped)

Green Chillies :3-4 (Slit open lengthwise)

Ginger /Inji paste : 2 teaspoons

Garlic /Veluthulli paste :2 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder /Manjalpodi : 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder /Mulaku podi : 2 teaspoons

Coriander powder /Mallipodi : 11/2 teaspoon

Garam Masala powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel seeds powder /Perumjeeraka podi : 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves /Kariveppilla  : 1sprig

Oil : 3 tablespoons (Preferably coconut oil )

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 (preferably in 'Kalchatti' an Earthen pot) add the cleaned mussels with little salt,1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon 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 & light golden brown.
  • Now add the chopped tomato, green chillies and 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 and crispy,adjust the salt and spice powders.
  • Serve hot with Parota Steamed rice or any Indian Bread.


Kallumakkaya /Kadukka Varattiyathu /Mussels Fry, photo 1
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