Arikadukka (Kadukka Nirachathu) | Stuffed Mussels

  • Yield: 10
  • Servings: 5
  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Arikadukka (Kadukka Nirachathu) | Stuffed Mussels

Kallummakkaaya Nirachathu (Arikadukka) is a popular traditional dish of malabar region

Arikadukka is a very own exotic Malabar sea food. As the name suggests “Arikkadukka” in Malayalam means mussels stuffed in rice. Hope you will enjoy this evening snack. 🙂


10 no of Mussels (Kadukka)
2 up of Rice flour
1 1/2 cup of Water
1/4 cup of Grated coconut
2 no of Shallots
1/2 spn. of Fennel Seeds (Perumjeerakam)
1 tbsp. of Chopped Curry leaves
1/4 spn. of Turmeric powder
1/2 spn. of Chilli powder
1 spoon of Rice flour
salt as required


Step 01

Boil the mussels with enough water,till the shells open.

Step 02

Drain it and clean the mussels and keep it aside. Use mussels the same day they are bought.

Step 03

Grind the coconut, fennel seeds, shallots to a coarse paste without adding water.

Step 04

Boil water with required salt. When it starts to boil, add the rice flour,coconut mixture and stir with a long handle of a ladle.

Step 05

Take a lemon sized dough from prepared dough and stuff the mussels

Step 06

Steam cook the stuffed mussels for 15-20 minutes and keep aside to cool.

Step 07

Scoop out the mussels out of their shells.

Step 08

Make a thick batter using rice powder,red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Step 09

Heat oil in pan, dip each stuffed mussel in this spicy batter and deep fry till golden brown color.

Step 10

Serve this snack as a starter with black tea

Note :If you are taking roasted rice flour,take 2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice flour for making the dough.

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