Water mussels,medium sized-30
rice, soaked in hot water-500gms,raw rice-1tbsp,coconut,grated-1/2,aniseed-2tsp,cumin seed-1tsp,onions, medium sized-2,salt-to taste.
FOR THE MASALA
chilly powder-2tbsp,turmeric powder-1/2tsp,aniseed-1tsp,salt totaste,oil-for shallow frying
HOW TO COOK
clean mussels thoroughly,wash and drain.cut each one half waydown and remove black pith in the centre.soak rice in hot water for 4-5 hours,wash and drain.grind rice ,adding all the ingredients to from a stiff dough.stuff each mussels neately with rice dough and steam for 30-40 minutes.cool ,remove shells and remove the black spotfrom the back of the kallummakkai and mix.grind the masala in a little water to make a thin batter.dip the kadukka in the batter and shallow fry till golden brown.