Monday, March 17, 2014

Kakka irachi Thoran | Kerala Clams Stir-fry with Coconut

Kakka irachi Thoran

Kerala style clams stir-fry with coconut.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3 people
  1. Kakka irachi /clams (cleaned)- 1 cup
  2. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  3. Curry leaves-1 sprig
  4. Fennel ,powdered-1/4 to 1/2 tsp
  5. Salt-to taste
  6. Water-as required
  7. Oil-as required
For coconut paste:
  1. Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
  2. Ginger,chopped- 1/2 tsp
  3. Garlic,chopped-1/4 tsp
  4. Green chilies-1 or 2 nos( according to taste)
  5. Shallots-2 to 3 nos
  6. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1/4 tsp
  8. Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
  9. Salt-to taste

  • Grind together all the ingredients listed under ' for coconut paste ' to form a coarse mixture.

  • Heat a pan/ manchatti add kakka irachi/clams, crushed coconut mixture and curry leaves.Mix well.Add one or two tbsp of water ,cover and cook until done.

  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds,let it splutter.Now add more curry leaves , cooked clams and fennel powder.Saute for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame.Add more salt if required.Serve with rice.

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