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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mussels Roast | Kallumakaya Roast

Mussel is the common name used for the members of several families of clam.The word 'mussel' means the edible bivalves of marine family.Mussels should always be checked if they are still alive just before they are cooked,enzymes quickly break down the meat and make them unpalatable after dying.A simple criterion to check is live mussels shut tightly when in air or disturbed slightly.Open unresponsive mussels are dead and must be discarded.Though I used the frozen meat but still I found this very important for others to know.Though I haven't had this much before, but tried one or twice and liked it.So,sharing the recipe with u guys :-)


Ingredients
to cook
mussels 250 gms
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
salt
to roast
garlic 2 tsp paste
ginger 2tsp paste
onion 2 large sliced
coconut sliced 2tbsp
tomato 2 chopped
green chillies 3
chilly powder 1 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
fennel powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
salt
curry leaves
oil 3 tbsp



Method
-Wash and clean the mussels after removing them from shells.I used the frozen mussels meat so just cleaned them by poking out the black portion of clams,discard the black area and wash the remaining cleaned mussels in running water.Keep aside.
-Cook the mussels in very little water,salt,turmeric powder.
-Heat oil in a pan and fry the coconut pieces slightly browned,then saute the ginger -garlic paste.Add in the onions and saute till lightly golden brown.
-Add in the tomatoes and green chillies.Add the curry leaves.
-Add in all spices at low flame,saute till the raw smell disappears.
-Add the cooked clams(mussels),give a quick toss.
-Let it cook for another 5 minutes until the masala gets coated.
-Serve it hot with rice or idiappam!!

Servings ~ 3 adults


NOTE
* Clams or kakkairachi is the smaller version of mussels.you can prepare the same with those too.Thanx Vineetha for the info.




Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Geetha @ Sun,moon & Potatoes



33 comments:

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli kakka roast Julie

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice clicks....btw where do you get these plantain leaf here?

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli roast,kothiyavunnu

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

sounds like a new veggie to me.. very interesting..

Asmath Nawaz said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely recipe....and helpful information....thank you....

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting and inviting.

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, really tempting & great info that you shared about checking if they are alive

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Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, i always like mussels , only know how to cook this with pizza..
now , i can do your spicy dish type- bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day dear

Lijna said... Best Blogger Tips

spicy....gr8 with rice............

I must already be following u...I ve tried twice...

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli ketto..Spicy and delicious...Vaayayil vellam vannu...

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking delicious

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Haven't made clam roast ever, might give this a try -thanks, Julie. Awesomeness indeed.

Rajeswari said... Best Blogger Tips

where did u get this............i really die for this

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering...feeling hungry now:)

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved this recipe. Hong Kong has a great variety of mussels and I am going to try your recipe for sure!
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manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

Whenever i go to kannur, this is something i never miss

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice post. lovely color :)

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

entirely new dish to know...looks grt...

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

Entirely new dish to know,...looks great...

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

just yum ...so tempting ..thanks fo sharing

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and tempting roast..

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried kakka irachi.. this looks yummy :)

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

I love seafood and I would like a plate please:)

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Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow really very tempting and delicious..
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Vandana Dilip said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely recipe !!!!i love kallumakkaya

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Have never tried cooking mussels. Looks delicious and inviting..

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Az said... Best Blogger Tips

New to me.. looks delicious!

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Kalymmakai is a malabar speciality ...I grew up eating this ..still die for it ,but the naadan ones,don't like the mussels I get here ..just wanted to tell u that as per my knowledge this is not called Kakka irachi,Kakka irachi is the other one ( smaller one ) which is popularly know as clams in english.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all:-)
@Vineetha Thanx dear for the info,have corrected it..:-)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kavitha You can get the plantain leaf from the chines stores,korean stores(H mart or G mart) or even mexican stores:-)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rajeswari I got these from G mart stores here:-)

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I never tried mussels in indian cooking.. Seems pretty flavourful and delicious!!

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