Monday, January 9, 2012

Kallumekkaya Masala (Mussel Masala)


Kallummekkaya/ Mussels- ½ cup

Onion (thinly sliced) – 1medium

Green Chilli- 3 nos.

Ginger garlic paste- 1tbsp

Tomato sliced- 1/2 nos,

Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder- 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp

Garam masala- 1/2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp

Thenga kothu – 3-6 tbsp(optional)




· Splutter mustard seed with little curry leaves and then put sliced onion.Saute till it becomes light brown and then add green chilli,ginger garlic paste.Saute for 5- 7 minutes

· Add tomato and cook till the tomatoes are become mushy.

· Then add all powders and sauté for 5-10 minutes.

· Add mussles for the above mixture and add ¼ cup water . Add salt. Stir and continue to simmer about 10-30 minutes or until the masala is dry.( if mussles are already cooked it will take only 10 minutes).

· Garnish it with some curry leaves and thenga kothu


  1. I can never get tired of curries. Your recipe looks yummy and you have a nice blog.

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    nice presentation..
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  4. Never tried kallumekkaya...Thank you for visiting my blog...


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