Mussels/ Kallummakaya Arivada


20-25 mussels, cleaned
2 cups rice flour
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
4 green chillies, finely chopped
2 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp plain flour


  1. Grind grated coconut, chopped onion, fennel seeds and cumin seeds to a coarse paste.
  2. In a bowl, add rice flour and salt. Add ground coconut mixture, mix well and make a dough adding enough hot water (about 1 1/2-2 cups).
  3. Add chopped green chillies and curry leaves and mix well.
  4. Chop cleaned mussels into small pieces and mix well with the dough.

       5. Make small balls out of the dough and flatten it like vada..Place them in a steamer and steam cook till done ( 15-20 minutes).

       6. In a bowl, mix chilli powder, turmeric powder, plain flour and salt adding 1/4 cup water and make a paste.
       7. Heat oil in a pan and dip the steamed vadas in the paste and fry it till golden. Serve as a snack… 



  1. the vadai looks yummy,i have a request can u post the varkki recepie(its a tea time snack like rusk,in coimbatore it available,if u know means pls post it

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