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Arrikaddukka/Stuffed mussels

21 Nov

 

Delicacy of the North Malabar region,this item is most prominent on the road side T shops ,during all times of the day.Most commonly during the RAMDAN months.”Arri” refers to the Rice mixture stuffing,and “kaddukka” refers to mussels in Malayalam.

 

To make nearly 15 Arrikadukka

  1. 15 mussels Washed and shell cleaned of Rock and other particles-pried open and then lightly run under water.
  2. 1.5 cup rice.
  3. 3/4 cup coconut grating
  4. 3 green chillies
  5. 1/2 ” ginger
  6. 1/2 tsp prinjeeragam
  7. 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  8. salt to taste.
  9. 1 tsp chilly powder
  10. 3/4 tsp rice powder
  11. salt for coating
  12. oil for frying
  13. 1/4 onion chopped

Method:

  1. Prepare mussels as mentioned above(people also do this using precooked mussels ,with a little different taste-since during cooking the juices of the seafood comes out and is lost).
  2. Grind together Rice and coconut into coarse paste with very less water.
  3. Just when about done add,green chillies,ginger,perinjeerakam and coriander seeds and grind for a few secs.
  4. To this add salt and chopped onions and mix well.
  5. Take a handful of the ground mixture and insert into the cavity between the 2 halves of the mussels.Close the 2 halves and remove the excess mixture.
  6. prepare rest of the mussels in similar manner.
  7. Steam it for 15-20mts.
  8. Let it cool,the mussels would have stuck to the mixture and the mixture would be cooked.
  9. Remove the stuffed mussels from its shell.
  10. Make a mixture of chilly powder,salt and rice powder with 1/4 cup water.
  11. Dip the mussels in the chilly water,to coat it evenly.
  12. Shallow fry it on a girdle with little oil,till the mussels are fried.
  13. Arrikadukka is ready to serve.
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Kerala, Seafood, Snacks, Soup/Starter

 

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