Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Kallumakkaya Nirachathu or Ari kadukka


Mussels – 25 nos
Raw rice – ½ Kg
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Fennel seeds – 2 ½ tsp
Ginger – 1 piece
Garlic pods – 6 to 7
Salt - as required
Chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Shallots – 6 nos
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Cardamom – 4 nos
Coconut oil - as required

Method of Preparation:

Grind soaked raw rice without adding water. Grind well coconut, fennel seeds, shallots and cardamom powder together. Add this to the ground rice. Clean mussels well. Make small rounds of rice mixture and in the center place a piece of mussels and cover it well. Make balls as much as you need and steam cook it. Grind the dry curry powders (chili, turmeric), ginger, garlic and masala powder to a fine paste. Spread the paste around the rice stuffed mussels and deep fry it.


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