Monday, December 27, 2010

Kerala Style Mussel Stir-fry (Nadan Kallummakkaya Stir-fry)

This is Kerala style mussel stir-fry which could be served as an appetizer or as a side dish. I used the New Zealand green shell mussel which is available in half shells in the frozen section of the grocery stores here. After defrosting, the flesh can be easily removed from the shell using a sharp knife.
Recipe Courtesy: Adukala Vishesham

10 comments:

Santosh Bangar said...

awesome sounds tasty stire

Nostalgia said...

Wow.. that looks delicious. Ages since I had some to these.

Suja Sugathan said...

Ethara nallayi..engine kothipikalle

നിരക്ഷരൻ said...

Mouth watering.
hummmmmmmm :) :)

? said...

This looks delicious! I had it at least a couple of decades ago; a friend's mom who was from Thalasseri used to make this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Santoshji, suni, suja, niraksharan, shri...thanks for stopping by..

AdukalaVishesham said...

thank you so much for trying our recipe... wow it looks great... happy to know that you enjoyed it...

Jisha said...

Looks so delicious....

Anonymous said...

How did you clean the oysters? Did you remove the rubbery ring around it. We do get these frozen nz oysters where I live (Singapore). I've only eaten oysters once at a friend's place during my visit to Kerala. I watched her clean them. They came without shells( I mean removed by the fisher woman at the market). But I do not rember seeing the rubbery ring. While cleaning my friend removed the soft back mush. She also removed a transparent string from the oyster as they tend to explode while deep frying she says.
Outside India we see people eating whole raw oysters without removing anything from it, only the shells are left behind. :)
Do you do all the cleaning as my friend or you think it is OK to just rinse them? Please advice, I'm craving for oysters after seeing your mouthwatering dish.

- Pippi

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Dear Anonymous,

To be honest with you, I'm also not an expert on mussel cleaning. Some bloggers suggest removing of that black ring. Then, like you, I also started thinking that outside India people eat mussel as such from the shell. So I decided not to remove the black ring. My husband removed them while eating; but me and my son ate the whole thing. I couldn't find any information online about removing that black ring.

The part that needs to be removed is the 'beard' of the mussel - it is the thread like growth on the mussel. This link shows how to remove the thread:

http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/tips-techniques/how-to-clean-and-debeard-mussels-050028

Hope I was helpful.