Malabar Arikadukka – Kerala Style


Malabar Arikadukka - Kerala Style

Arikadukka a popular malabar side snack
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 15 nos Water mussels Kallummakkai

For preparing masala:


  • Clean the mussels and drain.
  • Slit half way down into each mussel and remove the black pith in the centre.
  • In a separate vessel soak rice in hot water for 5 hours. Wash well and drain.
  • Take the items to be ground in a mixer: drained rice, raw rice, aniseed, cumin seeds, grated coconut, onions and required salt. Grind to a fine paste.
  • Stuff each mussel neatly with the ground paste and steam for 30 minutes.
  • Grind the ingredients for preparing masala: chilly powder, aniseed, turmeric powder and little salt. Prepare a batter with little water.
  • Dip each arikkadukka in the chilly batter and fry in sufficient oil until golden in color.
  • Malabar arikkadukka is ready and serve hot.
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