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Kallumakaya/ Kadukka/Mussels Fry


This  spicy fried delicacy and is much favored in Kerala. It is one of the all time favorites next to lobster and crab.Mussels or kadukka is a good source of zinc and folic acid.It is more popular in Malabar regions and there are several traditional and exotic recipes and it can be either fried or stuffed( arikadukka- mussels stuffed with rice paste). As I searched the web I found another interesting recipe of the Malabar region Kadukka pickle!. Anyways I am yet to try arikadukka and pickle.
The whole process of cleaning mussels is tedious. It needs to be boiled to open the shells and removal of the wastes etc., will be time consuming. Here I tried with the cleaned and packed mussels. This is spicy and delicious and can be served as an appetizer or a side dish.


Ingredients
Mussels- 1 1/2 lb
Onion sliced-1 
Shallot - 8-10
Tomato- 1 medium
Ginger-2 inch thick
Garlic- 8-10 pods
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
Garam Masala-1 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil


Clean and marinate mussels with turmeric powder, salt  and chilly powder and cook with 1/2 cup of water and cook till done( 3-4 minutes). Heat  2 tsp of oil in a pan and add sliced onions, shallots and fry till it changes color. Add ginger and garlic and curry leaves and fry till golden brown. Add finely chopped tomato and cook till soft. Add coriander powder, pepper powder and garam masala and the cooked mussels and fry till the masala is well coated and the mussels gets a little crispy. Serve with rice or parotta.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. I like that it is well coated with a lot of the masala.

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  2. Wow...inganne kodupikaruthu...super...inde fav annu...

    FunWidFud

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  3. Never dared to try mussels at home Suja. This sounds fairly easy when we get cleaned ones. Will give it a shot.

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  4. Your style of gravy and curries is really excellent and your presentation is also attractive.

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  5. Oops..you have made this too ! Its been long since i had some of those.Pass me the plate please dear friend..

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  6. yet to have mussels.urs looking mouth watering.

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  7. My h's favourite, he can live with this mussels fry even everyday...Delicous!

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  8. have tried mussels once not a fan big fan, now that looks wanting to try again!

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  9. Wow..Indianised version of mussels fry.. good one Suja

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  10. wow...nice pic...it looks absolutely yummy !

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  11. Looks so gorgeous and inviting...

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  12. I don't ear mussels .... but this curry makes me want some :)

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  13. Mussels fry looks so tempting and colorful. Would love to try it out soon.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. I've never tried mussels, this looks tempting..must say you are really great in cooking non veg dishes..kudos to you!

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  15. Looks delicious and tempting... nice pictures

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  17. chorum, morum with kallumakaya fry plsss :)

    Cheers,
    Reshmi

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  18. my husband would prob drool seeing this

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  19. Awesome recipe...love d hot tempting color..
    Tasty appetite

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  20. Simply mouthwatering, Suja! Beautiful shots, too. Love kallumakaya as well as kakka. Actually I made kakka fry y'day and will be soon posting the recipe!

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  21. wonderful and tempting recipe :) mussels are new to me :) but looks yummy and u have tempting space an dhappy to follow u :)

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  22. That is one yummy dish... :)

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  23. Simply awesome, kandittu kothy avunnu :0

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  24. Am I drooling or what.....fantastic,I have actually never made mussels like this & I have already started to count days for my Kerela trip,and keep making a note of all these exotic dishes,i would love to try then*drools*

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  25. Mouth watering...yummy yummy..love ur presentation.

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  26. yummy yummy...have had this once before in Thalassery..urs looks really nice and inviting.

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  27. Looks so spicy and inviting dear....

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  28. Awesome. I can't say enough. Every time I come here i see all these yummy stuff.

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  29. Wonderful recipe, loved the colour..yum!

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  30. ayooo,,, kothi ayi.. wnderful color on it...
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  31. a plate motham angu njan eduthotte

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  32. Superb and perfect mussels roast.

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  33. This looks really delicious...and spicy I am sure! Yum!

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  34. Never had mussels before..dish looking delicious though! :D

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  35. aha adipoli ithu kazhichittilla ithuvare kandittu kazhikan tonnunu nice click

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  36. Looks so spicy and inviting, drool worthy dish.

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  37. Looks absolutely delish. Good job with the pics....have just started browsing your blog...awesome Suja.

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  38. Awesome pics. Have just started going through your recipes...all of them deserve a standing ovation. Good job Suja.

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  39. Spicy and inviting. Tempting click.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  40. iyyo!!! adipoli!!! enikku ippo venam ..

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  41. look so spicyy and mouthwatering.Adipoli....keep tempting us

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  42. WOW!! Super-tempting mussel fry..Njan ethu kure kalamayi anveshichu nadakkuva, evide ethu vare clean cheytha kallumakaya kandittilla..Sharikkum kothi varunundu ee pic kandittu..

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  43. HI Suja, the recipe.. yummy as usual. i jus need a help regarding cleaning it. i have heard if not cleaned properly it can cause stomach upset. i love kallumakaai, i have tried it from my friends from kannur and malabar they use to make rice stuffed and pickles of kalumakai really tasty, college days i cant forgot those. i jus want to know how to clean it, i once bought it from costco, in a big box with cover, and tried cleaning it the black think in it and it lost its shape after cleaning i was cleaning it like our "kaka erachi" which is an another tasty food. but it lost its shape compleletly i just wan to know how to clean with the shell once, and clean so that it will not lose it shape, i searced ou tube and they say it like clean only the shell , but i dont think its like that. could u please help

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  44. HI Jasselin,How r u?
    Thanks for stopping by..I have only once tried the whole ones with shell that comes in bag, this one was the cleaned and packed ones. I did it just once and this is how my mom told me to clean
    Take the mussels and put in a bowl with cold water. It will slightly open and the mud in between will go off with the first rinse.
    Discard ones with cracked shells. Brush and clean the shells. Pull out the beard type thick stuff that you see in the side.
    Put the mussels in a pot with a pinch of turmeric and enough water to remain submerged. Put it in the stove and heat it. You will see the mussels opening a bit. Switch off drain out the water.
    Pull apart the shell gently. You can see two attachments just like two arms.Use a spoon and just scrap it out.
    Just like kakka erachi there is a small cavity which is dark in color at the top. Prick it with gently with knife and just squeeze it out...
    Hope this will be of help Jasselin..have a wonderful day:)

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  45. Thank you so much Suja,
    It was explained very nicely, thank you so much. i love kallumakkai just did'nt knew to clean it.
    Thank you so much for spending time to tell this elaborately.
    Jasselin joy

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