Clam/Kakka Irachi Fry

Clam / Kakka Irachi Fry



1. Kakka Irachi / Clams – 250 gm

2. Pearl onions – 25 – 30, sliced 

3. Garlic – 10, chopped or crushed

   Ginger – 1.5 inch chopped or crushed

   Green chillies – 3-4 chopped fine or crushed

4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 – 1 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1.5 – 2 tsp

    Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

    Fennel powder – 1 tsp

    Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp (Click here for home-made garam masala recipe)

5. Curry leaves – 2-3 sprigs

6. Coconut oil – As required

7. Coconut slices / thenga kothu – 2 tbsp



1. Clean and wash the mussels. Cook them adding salt, little water and turmeric powder. Set aside.

2. Heat some oil in a pan. Add coconut slices and brown them. Now add pearl onions and saute until light brown. Add chopped or crushed ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chillies.

3. Saute for a few minutes and then add the masala powders. Saute for a minute and add the cooked clams. Stir fry until they turn brown and crispy, adding more oil(and pepper powder, fennel powder etc) if required. Check for salt. Serve hot with rice.



Clam Fry

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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