Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kakka Erachi Ularthiyathu / Clams Roast With Coconut

Today I am sharing my mom's recipe of kakka erachi ularthiyathu with grated coconut/Kerala clams stir fry.This is something really really delicious.She is really an expert in nadan cooking. This is Kumarakom special "Kakka Erachi Ularthiyathu".

Here goes the recipe....just try it out..

Clams Roast/ Kakka Erachi  Ularthiyathu/

  • Kakka Erachi / Clams-1/2kg
  • Grated coconut-1/4cup
  • Dry red chilly-7-9
  • Garlic-6-7cloves
  • Turmeric powder-a couple pf pinches
  • Coriander powder-2tsp
  • Black peppercorns (crushed)-2tbs
  • Curry leaves-2sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut Oil-2tbsp
  • Water-as required

  • Wash and rinse clams thoroughly three to four times so that there will not be traces of dirt and sand.Finally squeeze the clams to remove water.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, boil 5-7 cups of water and add clams to it.Let it boil on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Drain and rinse the boiled clams in cold water and drain it well.Keep aside.
  • Coarsely grind dry red chillies, garlic and grated coconut in a mixie or food processor.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add coriander powder, turmeric powder and curry leaves.Add the cooked kakka erachi/ clam meat to this
  • Add coarsely grind coconut mix to this.Add salt and combine well.
  • Add crushed pepper to this.Mix well and cook covered on a low heat for 5minutes.
  • After 5 minutes open the lid and stir fry for 15-20 minutes on a low flame.
  • Add 1 tsp crushed pepper again and add some more curry leaves to it.
Drizzle oil on top of this and saute till it turns dry and brown.
  • Do not squeeze out the inner part of the clam meat.
  • Add coconut oil as needed and saute in between to make the mix dry.
  • Do not use ginger and garam masala for this recipe.

Serve warm along with Rice,Chapathi,Palappam &Enjoy. ....
Happy Cooking!!!


  1. Never cooked with clams, roast looks seriously fabulous..My H will definitely love this dish.

    1. It's a delicious dish....hope you will try this recipe soon....thanks for your lovely comment....
      Happy cooking......

  2. mom used to make this often when we were kids, it has been years now since we stop having his because it is said to increase blood pressure but having it once in a while wouldnt be that bad missing those days....

    1. Hi Arthy,
      Give a try and let me know your feedback. ...It contains lots of calcium. ..good for health. ..

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    1. Hi TheRedchillies,
      Thanks for visiting my space and leaving a lovely comment...

    2. Very good recipe.tried this..came out very well...Thanks for sharing..