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Kallumakkaya roast

Kallumakkaya or kadukka or kakka in some place are shellfish called Mussel.

Kallumakkaya /Mussel : 20-25 nos
Red chili powder
Pepper powder
turmeric powder
Garam masala powder
Onion : 2 nos ( chop into small size pieces)
Tomato : 1  ( chop into small pieces)
Green chilies: 2 nos ( make a paste of it)
Ginger  paste: 1 tbs
Garlic paste: 1 tbs
Curry leaves: 4 stems
Coriander leaves : 3 or 4 stems
Tomato sauce : 2 tbs
Sugar:1/2 tbs

Clean the Kallumakkaya  properly and take the flush from shell.

For taking, flush, first boil the kallumakaaya in water for 5 minutes. Once it is cooled it will open the shell, then you can easily take the flush using knife.


In a bowl add cleaned kallumakaaya  pieces, 1/4 tbs of salt, 1 tbs red chili powder, 1/2 tbs turmeric powder, 1/2 tbs pepper powder and 1 tbs of cornflour into it. Marinate with ingredients and keep aside for at least 10 minutes.

Then shallow fry the kallumakaaya   in oil and keep it aside.

In this oil( we fried the kallumakaaya) add 1 tbs ginger, 1 tbs  garlic paste, and chopped green chilies . Saute it and add chopped onion into it. Add 1/2 tbs of salt now and stir it well.once onions turn it color to golden brown add chopped tomatoes into it. Mix it well and cook the tomatoes. After 3 to 4 minutes add fried kallumakaaya into it. cook for 2 minutes. Then add 1/2 tbs of red chili powder, 1/2 tbs of turmeric powder, 1/2 tbs of pepper powder,1/2 tbs garam masala and 2 tbs of  tomato sauce. Stir it well and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Finally add add coriander leaves.

Tasty kallumakaya roast ready to serve. Serve with rice, chapati , pathiri, appam etc…

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