Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Ingredients :

Mussels / Kakkayirachi : 250g
Shallots : 5 -8
Ginger : 1/2 inch piece
Green chili - 1 or 2
Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprigs
Turmeric Powder- 1/4
Chilli Powder : 2tsp
Grated Coconut : 3/4Cup
oil - 4 tbsp
salt to taste

Method :

1. Boil the shelled mussels for 5minutes. Then it will be easy to remove the shell. Clean the mussels well.

2. Chop the shallots, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves.

3. In a bowl, mix the mussels, turmeric powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, chopped chilli, shallots, ginger and salt. Marinate it for some time.

4. Add 1/2 cup water, marinated mussels and grated coconut in a sauce pan. Close it with a lid. Cook in low flame till the gravy becomes dry. Add salt if required.

5. Add oil in the pan and cook well. Enjoy!!!!!


  1. I love mussels made like this, back hoe mom used to make this when she got kakaerachi.
    After getting married i have not had them.
    After comming here i make mussels the way they make it here.

  2. wowww........... It looks superb..i just love mussels and roommate used to bring it 4 me frm kerala..thank u 4 sharing...

  3. i havn seen mussels of dis looks delicious..

  4. hai happy cook.. in pune also v wont get i was waitin to go to got a chance to make dis wen v went 4 vishu..

  5. lavanya and jenni, thank u 4 posting comment..

    jenni, in kerala v wl get mussels of 2 its big, its kadukka/kallummakkaya in malayalam n if its small , its knwn as kakka irachi..

    its a wonderful dish..

  6. lena u have good collection of kerala recipes..This is one of our favorite kakka irachi thoran.