Clams/ Kakka Irachi Thoran


1/2 kg kakka Irachi / clams
1 cup shallots, crushed
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garlic, crushed
1 tsp ginger, crushed
2 green chillies,slit
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp garam masala


  1. Clean the clams and cook them adding 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt and little water. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add crushed shallots, curry leaves and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add crushed ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Then add cooked clams and stir well until all the masalas coated well with the clams.
  6. Add grated coconut and mix well. Then add garam masala and few curry leaves and stir well for few minutes….Serve hot with rice…



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