Mussels Pickle

by AnoopKumar
Pickle with Mussels(Kallummakkai)
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Mussels(Kallummakkai) - 1/2 kg
  • Pickle powder(preferably Eastern pickle powder ) - 5 tsp
  • Gingelly oil - 200 gm
  • Vinegar - 4 tsp
  • Pepper(crushed) - 4 tbsp
  • Garlic pods - 10 nos
  • Salt - 3 -
  • Lime juice - 4 tbsp
  • Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Mussels(Kallummakkai) - 1/2 kg
  • Pickle powder(preferably Eastern pickle powder ) - 5 tsp
  • Gingelly oil - 200 gm
  • Vinegar - 4 tsp
  • Pepper(crushed) - 4 tbsp
  • Garlic pods - 10 nos
  • Salt - 3 -
  • Lime juice - 4 tbsp
  • Chilly powder - 2 tsp
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Instructions
  1. Clean mussels properly.
  2. :- There is a portion which looks dark that needs to be removed.
  3. Soak the cleaned mussels in water mixed with turmeric powder and salt.
  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.
  5. Mix the mussels with salt, chilly powder and keep it for 1 - 2 hours.
  6. Cook the mussels with 1/4 cup of water for around 5 minutes with salt.
  7. Sieve it and make the pieces dry (basically unsoak it).
  8. Heat 5 - 6 tbsp of gingelly oil in a non stick frying pan.
  9. Add garlic pieces and the cooked mussels, along with the crushed pepper. Stir well.
  10. Fry for about 15 mins.
  11. :- Do not deep fry it.
  12. Lower the flame and add the pickle powder and stir for 4 - 5 minutes, till it becomes dark red in colour.
  13. Once this is ready, transfer it into a steel vessel.
  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.
  15. :- This forms the gravy for the pickle.
  16. Add vinegar and salt, if reqd.
  17. :- In a couple of days time, the pickle will be consistent and can be served.
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4 comments

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Vinod April 25, 2005 - 12:00 am

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

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Unnati October 15, 2008 - 12:00 am

is there a substitue for the pickle mixture?

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Suja October 7, 2004 - 12:00 am

This is excellent, seems to be great

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charles November 18, 2004 - 12:00 am

fantastic

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