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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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  • Reply
    Shema George
    March 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Your nadan dishes are so tempting… I love kakka erachi and usually make kakka ullathiyadu… this is new to me… will try it when i get good kakka erachi

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    March 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    This is really really yumm.. Cant stop drooling. I had to wipe off some saliva from the keyboard 🙂

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    Priya Suresh
    March 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting clams thoran.

  • Reply
    March 18, 2014 at 1:05 am

    That looks sooo delicious! We do similar one in konkani cuisine. We call it Kubbe upkari, one of my favorites… I just got attracted to your clicks and then realized it;'s the same dish! Yummm

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    nandoos kitchen
    March 18, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Drooling here. Love kakka erachi and this one is surely a must try one.. Lovely!

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    March 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    wow nice presentation…looks so tasty

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    Anu Yalo
    March 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm


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