Mussels / Kallummakkaya Pacha Arachathu


25 mussels/ kallummakkaya, cleaned
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 shallots
2-3 green chillies, slit
gooseberry sized tamarind
1 tsp mustard seeds
2-3 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1- 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
salt to taste


  1. Soak tamarind in little water, extract its juice and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, chilli powder, turmeric powder, 3 curry leaves and shallots together to a paste.. Don’t grind it to a very fine paste.
  3. In a manchatty/ clay pot, add ground coconut, tamarind water, slit green chillies, cleaned mussels, salt and enough water and mix well with hand.
  4. Boil well and then reduce the flame and cook covered till the gravy thickens and the mussels gets cooked.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry.
  6. Pour this over the curry and serve hot…
Recipe Source: Magic Oven

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