Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kallumekkaya Fry

Kallumekkaya or Mussels - 20 -30 numbers
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Green Chilly - 4 nos
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 teaspoon
Onion (chopped) – 4 nos
Fenugreek(Uluva)seeds - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 1 tsp (Soak it in 1 glass Warm water)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 4 tsp
Tomato (Slice thin and long) - 2 smallnos
Coriander leaves - 4 stems
Curry Leaves - 3 stems
Soy Sauce - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To Taste

Preparation Method

1)Soak chilly powder, Turmeric powder in 5 tbsp of water.

2)Soak the Mussels in Tamarind Juice for 15 minutes

3)Heat 2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan.

4)Add Mustard Seeds into the oil allow it to splutter
and then add fenugreek seeds stir till they become dark brown.

5)Add onions and stir again.

6)Add Ginger-Garlic paste and chopped tomatoes and stir till it gets brown colour.

7)Add the soaked chilly- turmeric paste.
Reduce the flame and stir well for 5-10 minutes so that everything gets mixed well and oil gets separated.

8)When it starts to boil, add the soaked mussels along with the tamarind juice and salt.

9)Add curry leaves and Curry Leaves

10)After 10-15 minutes, the mussels will get cooked as well and gravy gets thicken .

11)Add 3 tsp of oil and allow the mussels to get fried .

12)Saute it for 10 -15 mins till it get brown color also add soy sauce.

:- Serve the dish after garnishing with Curry and Coriander Leaf Stem.

Recipe By
Kiran Mary


  1. Wow!!! That looks so spicy and yummy!!i like the idea of soaking it in tamarind juice..
    Nice click too!!!

  2. Wow looks so yummy and color is really making me drool...

  3. Thanx for visiting my blog Kiran,,Kallumakkaya is my all time fav,liked ur version...

  4. Wow..I din't know you marinate mussels in tamarind juice cooking. Thank you for sharing this is good to know information..

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  6. This recipe came out so good. But i did some variation like not adding the soy sauce and putting some coriander powder in the masala.

  7. Although I'm not a big fan of mussels, your recipe looks very appetizing, would love to try it sometime.

  8. nice recipe....thanks for sharing..