Mussels Pickle

Pickle with Mussels(Kallummakkai)

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Mussels Pickle

Pickle with Mussels(Kallummakkai)

Category : Vegetarian, Pickles

By Anoop Kumar

Published On: 07 Oct 2004

Rating: 4
6 Votes, 4 Reviews
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40 Minutes
Served : 8
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Step 1

Clean mussels properly.

Step 2

:- There is a portion which looks dark that needs to be removed.

Step 3

Soak the cleaned mussels in water mixed with turmeric powder and salt.

Step 4

:- Clean it 2-3 times. This is very much essential.
:- A medium size mussel will come to 2 - 3 inches, you can cut to around 1 inch sizes.

Step 5

Mix the mussels with salt, chilly powder and keep it for 1 - 2 hours.

Step 6

Cook the mussels with 1/4 cup of water for around 5 minutes with salt.

Step 7

Sieve it and make the pieces dry (basically unsoak it).

Step 8

Heat 5 - 6 tbsp of gingelly oil in a non stick frying pan.

Step 9

Add garlic pieces and the cooked mussels, along with the crushed pepper. Stir well.

Step 10

Fry for about 15 mins.

Step 11

:- Do not deep fry it.

Step 12

Lower the flame and add the pickle powder and stir for 4 - 5 minutes, till it becomes dark red in colour.

Step 13

Once this is ready, transfer it into a steel vessel.

Step 14

Boil 100-150 gm of gingelly oil in the same frying pan and pour it over the mussels mixed with pickle powder and stir well.

Step 15

:- This forms the gravy for the pickle.

Step 16

Add vinegar and salt, if reqd.

Step 17

:- In a couple of days time, the pickle will be consistent and can be served.


is there a substitue for the pickle mixture?


Tried this the same day I saw this recipe. Came out very good. Its spicy ..can keep it for long time ..But I doubt ...going to finish soon. Thank you again -Vinod




This is excellent, seems to be great

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