Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ari kadukka /Stuffed Mussels


Mussels /Kallumakai is undoubtedly the most favourite shellfish in Kannur,Kerala .The best ones are found around Telicherry which is hubby's Place. Kannurites prepare many yummy recipes with Kallummakai like Kallumkai varattiyathu ,Kallumakkai curry , Kallumakai biriyani ,Kalummakai porichathu,Ari kadukka etc etc.
Ari kadukka is a very popular tea time snack in Kannur.The tastier ones are served in roadside thattukada. Its also available in bakeries now. I can say without a doubt that this is one of my favourite snack.

Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients

For stuffing

Fresh Mussels - 15 no
Rice flour - 1 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Shallots - 8 -10
Salt

For frying

Redchilly powder - 1 1/ 2 tbs
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt

Preparation
Clean the mussels under running water.Gently slide the knife through the slits and open the shell by running the knife around. This is quite tricky and should be careful .It is easier to open the shell if you slide the knife at straight portion of the the slit.

In a mixie pulse grated coconut, shallots and cumin seeds to a coarse paste. Add this to the riceflour and make a soft dough by adding salted warm water.Stuff the mussels with the dough and steam it for 15 -20 minues.Allow it cool down.Once it is cooled remove the shell and marinate the arikadukka with redchiily powder,turmeric powder and little salt( dont add too much salt as the dough contains salt).Keep it aside for 10 - 15 minutes.In a frying pan take some oil and shallow fry the ari kadukka by flipping the sides over.

29 comments:

sangi said...

Kandal sahikkilla!!control kitanillada

AshKuku said...

Mussels are by itself so yummy & delicious... Now stuffed should be like making you crazy over it..... Would love to taste those fritters..... Seriously Yummy!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's an interesting recipe, looks absolutely delightful!! I love mussels, have always contented with some basic spices!!! filling them with this coconut/shallots mixture and then frying them, , wow, that must have tasted great!!!!

Vrinda said...

My all time fav Dear...Looks soooper yummm,Veetil undakkumenkilum njan idakku thattu kadayil ninnu vangum,athinte taste onnu vere thanneyalleyyy..yummo

Sarah Naveen said...

Superb!! superb!!!
eda njan ithu vare ithu kazhichittilla...othiri keetittundu..onnu try cheyyanam ....

Sushma Mallya said...

stuffing mussels and then frying is a superb idea, very nice one vineetha

priya said...

yummyyyyyy....kothiyavunu da...

BeenaShylesh said...

wow kandittu kothi ayittu vaya...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mussels look so delicious and crispy..

Deepa

Gulmohar said...

adipoli..I just love this..never made this myself. My friend from Kannur used to bring this from her home :-)

Jagruti said...

Not a fish eater...dish looks good!!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Veenitha
so you are holding Mussel festival? Great dish indeed.
Cant wait to make it..I dont think I get these in delhi..but if my next posting is in Korea, I am going to make it, I know where to get the live Mussels..Mu ex-secretary 's father is a fisher man , and she will get these for me..
have a nice week

Siddhi S said...

wow one more yummy mussle dish frm u...cant wait 2 try as i love mussles

Tina said...

Ithuvare kazhichitilla..Sooo kurachu ingu parcel cheythere.

Sashi said...

Hi, First time here. I never have tasted mussels, looks yummy !! Drop @ ttp://sashirecipes.com when u find time.

shahana said...

adipoli .our favorite.But ccoking orkumbol madiaakum.Next time cook cheyyumbol vilichal njaan angu parennetham

kothiyavunu said...

Interesting recipe da...bet it must have tasted great...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

AdukalaVishesham said...

looks like ur also a big fan of mussels like us... Ari kadukka nannayittundu....

Aparna said...

ayyyoh enne kothipichu..i just bought mussels some days back but it wasnt gud to make arikadaka..ethu kandittu venam thonnunu,nannayitundu,ente amma ethundakkan expertaanu

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here!!!

Mussels look very tempting ,haven't tried so far..

love to follow ur blog

Check my space when u find time
ArunaManikandan
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Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, thats so wonderful, I never tasted mussels so far...although dissected it number of times for my project. Mommy never made them:(

I know they must taste heaven...now, I am the one who is cooking, wanna try this for sure. Stuffed version looks gorgeous to me:)

An Open Book said...

My husband is such a fan....m not too much of a sea food fan though

Nostalgia said...

Awesome! Never tries so many varieties of mussels..great.

Dolly said...

hey Vineetha..Great Clicks..They look tempting..only thing is I do not eat mussels or shall I say I have never given it a try..Going by ur awesome presentation maybe I'll try some.

Aysha said...

These r my favourites...would have any number any time of the day....u have made it so perfectly!!!

Yummy Team said...

I love mussels..This looks great..Interesting recipe!

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Phoenix de Magnetron said...

Njan ethe orypaad kazhichittunde frm hotels , ethe undakan ypayogikkunna rice flour enthe type ane , pathiripodi ano, or pacheri podi varukathe ulka podi ano , I wana make it of my own , what kind of rice flour is that

Vineetha Sush said...

@phoenix..thanks for the comments..we usually use pachari podi, chruthayi varuthathu..u can also use puzhugal ari podi..if u r using rice flour or pathiri podi,roast it lighly and use it..hope it helps...

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