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Kallumekkaya Ularthiyathu | Spicy Mussels Roast

Kallumekkaya Roast

Spicy Kerala style mussels roast.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4 people

  1. Mussels,shells removed and cleanes-400 to500 gms
  2. Onion sliced-1 cup
  3. Green chilies,cut vertically-2 nos
  4. Ginger,finely chopped-1 tbsp
  5. Garlic,finely chopped- 1 tbsp tsp
  6. Curry leaves- 2 to 3 sprigs
  7. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  8. Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder -1.5 tsp
  10. Black pepper powder-1 tsp
  11. Fennel powder-1.5 tsp
  12. Tomato,finely chopped -1/2 cup
  13. Coconut,slices -1/4 cup( or more)
  14. Salt-to taste
  15. Water-as required
  16. Oil-as required


  • Heat oil in a pan,add onion,green chilies,ginger,garlic and curry leaves.Saute until it turns golden brown.

  • Reduce flame to low,add turmeric powder,kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,black pepper powder and 1 tsp fennel powder.Add 1/8 cup water and cook  until oil starts to separate,stirring well in between.
  • Now  add tomato and cook until it turns mushy and oil starts to separate.Add salt to taste and mix well.

  • Add kallumekkaya /mussels and mix well.Cover and cook until done, stirring well once or twice in between.

  • Uncover and add coconut slices .Add more salt if required.Mix well and cook for few more minutes.Add remaining fennel powder and curry leaves ,switch off the stove.

  • Serve with rice.

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