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Kallummekkaya Olathiyathu / Spiced mussels Fry

Kallummekkaya Olathiyathu / Spiced mussels Fry is a Kerala style mussels stir fried in aromatic spices. Try this authentic recipe from kerala.

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine, South Indian
Keyword: Kallummekkaya Olathiyathu, Spiced mussels Fry
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


Ingredients to make Kallummekkaya Olathiyathu / Spiced mussels Fry

  • 500 gms Kallummekkaya mussels
  • 10 shallots Indian small onions
  • 3 curry leaves sprigs
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste


Instructions to make Kallummekkaya Olathiyathu / Spiced mussels Fry

  •  Boil the mussels with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt with 1/2 cup water. Cook for 5- 10 minutes and switch off the flame.

  • In a pan heat some oil.

  • Saute the sliced shallots and curry leaves till the shallots brown. Now add the crushed ginger and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.

  •  Add 1 tsp salt and the spice powders and saute for sometime till the spice powders are well roasted with the other ingredients.

  • Add the mussels now and stir fry for 10 minutes. Cover the pan with a lid and turn the flame low to let the mussels cook for 4-5 minutes more.

  • Add lime juice and give the mussels a final stir before taking the mussels off the flame. Your spicy stir fried mussels is ready to serve.


Overcooking makes the mussels rubbery so do not overcook the mussels.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 6mg