Kallumakkaya Ularthu


Kallumakkaya Ularthu

Mussels stir fry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people




  • Clean Mussels (fresh/good ones are tightlipped before cooking and opens up once cooked) :- I bought precooked one to avoid any hassles.
  • Remove flesh from the shell, throw away black intestine and chop the flesh coarsely.
  • Heat the oil in a hard bottom pan.
  • Add onions and brown them to a golden color.
  • Sautee the above mix for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the items specified in powder section one by one and sautee well with the veggies till the raw smell goes.
  • When the oil starts coming out, add chopped tomato and sautee for 5 mts.
  • Add the mussels and coat them with the masala.
  • Add lemon juice to the mix and do a salt taste test here.
  • Cover the pan with a lid with occasional sauteeing, so that the mix won`t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove the cover and fry the mix in open air after 10 minutes. :- This is to get the rich brown color as shown in the picture.
  • Add a drop of ghee, if you want a rich aroma).
  • :- Serve with lemon wedges, which can be squeezed on the mix while eating.
  • Enjoy!!!
  • Tips i followed: :- I used ghee instead of oil to get the rich taste. :- I marinated mussels with lemon, salt, turmeric and kept it for 30 minutes.
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Response (4)
  1. S
    Sariga March 20, 2009

    Wow I am sure to make this, the dish look so exotic

  2. P
    Priya March 20, 2009

    Your picture looks so tempting

  3. G
    Guess me March 20, 2009

    That is one tasty dish.. I could eat it without any accompaniments.. Yum Yum

  4. D
    Deepa March 20, 2009

    Very tasty sowmya, I made it twice…

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