Kakka irachi are the small clams that are found in the back water of Kerala. This thoran is very tasty and spicy seafood item, goes well with rice.
Clams – 250 gm
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Madras onions/Shallots/Kunjulli, chopped – 1/2 cup
Green chillies, slit – 2 nos
Ginger, chopped – 1 tbsp
Garlic, crushed – 2 tbsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
Wash and clean clams in several changes of water. Place them in a strainer to remove any excess water.
In a pan, cook clams with turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and small amounts of water for 10 minutes in low flame. When the water is all dried out, switch off the stove.
Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion, ginger and garlic. When the onion turns light brown in color, add chilli powder, pepper powder and garam masala. When the raw smell of the masala disappears, add cooked clam and mix well. Now add grated coconut and saute well in low flame. When the clam turns brown in colour, switch off the stove.
10 thoughts on “Kakka Irachi Thoran/Kerala Style Clams Stir Fry”
I've never had this, looks very delicious!
love the whole platter , very tempting
Never made clams .. the thoran looks so nice.
never tried this recipe
I have never made clams this way..love how it turned out. Delicious and flavourful!
interesting,I have never had before 🙂
There is a konkani dish that uses fish. And the vegetarian version is with yam
My favorite dish.. Whenever we go to Kerala, I eat this one from Aleppey..
adipoli kakka thoran full meal is delicious, I am coming.
Tried this recipe today and it turned out superb..Thank you so much Beena for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!