Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu / Clam Stir-fry with Coconut

 

 

Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu

 

 

Ingredients

 

1. Kakka irachi / clams – 1.5 – 2 cups, cleaned

2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

    Salt – To taste

    Water – 1/4 cup

3. Pearl onions – 10, thinly sliced

    Ginger – 2 tsp, finely chopped

    Garlic – 2 tsp, finely chopped

    Green chilly – 1, slit

    Curry leaves – A few

4. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

    Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp

    Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp

    Fennels – 1/2 tsp, crushed

    Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

    Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp

Method

1. Cook the clam meat adding the ingredients numbered 2 until the water is completely evaporated.

2. Heat coconut oil in a cheena chatti or any pan. Add sliced pearl onion, ginger, garlic, green chilly, curry leaves and sauté until onion is lightly browned. Add cooked clam, grated coconut and mix well. Next add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, crushed fennels and pepper powder. Saute until their raw smell is gone, about 1 minute. Sprinkle a tbsp of water, mix well and cover and cook for about 8 minutes at medium-low heat stirring in between so that the coconut wont get burnt. Open the lid and stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes. Check for salt. Add a few curry leaves and 1 pinch of garam masala powder. Switch off. Serve with rice, pulliseri and a thoran/mezhukkupuratti.

 

 

Kakka Irachi Thoran

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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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