Kallummakaya / Mussels Cutlet


1 cup/ 250 gm kallummakaya/ mussels, cleaned
250 gm potato, boiled and mashed
1 big onion, finely chopped
3-4 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4-1/2 garam masala
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1 egg
bread crumbs
salt to taste


  1. Clean the mussels and marinate it with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Then fry the marinated mussels and mince it in a mixer and keep it aside.
  3. Boil and peel potatoes, mash it well and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions, ginger paste, chopped green chillies ,curry leaves and saute well. Add  garam masala and salt and mix well.
  5. Then add minced mussels and mashed potatoes and mix well for 2-3 minutes and remove from flame.
  6. When it is cool enough to handle, make small balls out of  this mixture and flatten into desired shapes.
  7. Beat the egg in a bowl  and dip each cutlet in this and then roll it over the bread crumbs till well coated on all sides.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and fry the cutlets on medium flame till golden brown on both sides. Remove from flame and serve hot with tomato sauce…  

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