Kallummakaya/ Mussels Fry


20 mussels/ kallumakaya
1 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4- 1/2 tsp fennel powder
5 cloves garlic (1 tsp garlic paste)
oil for frying


  1. Clean the mussels outer shell and boil them with enough water, till the shells open.
  2. Drain the water and remove the mussels from the shell. Clean well the mussels by removing the black part from the bottom and all the dirts. (Check this link)
  3. In a bowl, add garlic paste, fennel powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt , mix well and make a paste.
  4. Marinate cleaned mussels with this paste and keep it aside for 15-20  minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add marinated mussels and fry on both sides in medium flame till they become crispy..Serve hot..


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