Tisryanche Vade or Mussel Fritters with Coconut

  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

This is a lovely authentic Konkani recipe from my mother’s kitchen. I’m sure all lovers of clams will love it as much as I do.

We normally get whole clams and mussels in the supermarket. I chanced upon a packet of frozen mussel meat in a huge Chinese supermarket, and I thought this is a must try.


  • Clam meat- 1 cup
  • Coconut grated- 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Onion- 1/2 chopped
  • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
  • Rice flour- 2 tbsp + 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste


Thaw the mussel meat if using frozen. If using whole clams, boil them and then separate the meat.

Mix with turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and 2 tbsp rice flour. Let stand for 10 minutes.


Make a paste of the onion and coconut and mix with the mussels.  Shape into balls and flatten slightly.


Spread the remaining rice flour on a plate.

Make small balls out of the mussel mixture . Slightly flatten, dip in the rice flour. Coat well on both sides.

Heat oil in a flat pan. When hot, shallow  fry the fritters for 3-4 minutes on each side till golden brown.

Serve with rice. Delicious!

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