Clams Recipe – How to cook clams

gravy with clams meat,coconut and spices

Clams recipe is for seafood lovers!  A simple gravy made of clams, spices and coconut gravy. Lets take a look at the recipe.

clams recipes


clams meat

Clams Recipe – Ingredients

Scraped coconut – 1 cup
Green chillies – 4
Curry leaves or cilantro(dhania)- a few leaves
Fennel seeds powdered – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1/4  teaspoon
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Tamarind(marble sized ball)
Onion – 1/4
Oil – 2 tablespoons

Clams Recipe – Method

Wash clams thoroughly. Boil clams with water for 20 minutes. As the clams cook, the shells will open. Drain the water and keep aside.Do not throw this water. Allow the clams to cool. Then separate the meat from the shells.

For the gravy

Grind coconut to form a very smooth paste. Heat oil in a fry pan. Add chopped onions, curry leaves and saute till onions turn pink. Add coriander powder, fennel seed powder, green chillies and saute. Add coconut paste and some water as desired. Add the clams meat. Add salt to taste and turmeric powder. Add tamarind. Cook on a slow flame with lid on the frying pan. Keep the lid in such a way that some steam is able to escape. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes till the taste of the spices is absorbed by the meat.

And your clams in coconut gravy is ready.

Serving suggestion

Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with rice or chappatis.


clams in coconut gravy