Kakka Erachi Thoran
Coastal Kerala has a great variety of sea food delicacy and clam meat is one among them. Kakka erachi/Clam meat is stir fried with coconut or is made into coconut based curries or fries. Kakka erachi thoran is a spicy stir fry with grated coconut.Try this recipe,you will surely love it.
Kakka Erachi/ Clam meat- 1 lb
Shallots chopped-1 cup
Grated Coconut- 1 cup
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Garlic-4 – 5 pods
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/3 tsp(optional)
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly- 2
Curry leaves -a few
Clean kakka erachi/clam meat. Squeeze each of the black sack that you
see on the top portion and discard it. Wash and rinse thoroughly three
to four time so that there will not be traces of dirt and sand.You can
also rinse using a little lemon juice. In a mixer crush coconut, garlic and green chilly and set aside.
Mix kakka erachi with salt, green chilly,pepper powder and turmeric powder cover and cook in medium flame for
about 8-10 minutes or till all the water is absorbed.
Chop shallots and ginger into small fine pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Next add
curry leaves and dry red chilly and after a few seconds the chopped
shallots and ginger. Saute this till onions turn
golden brown. Add cooked clam meat.chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and stir fry for two minutes. Add
the coconut mixture and stir fry for two to three minutes on high flame. Serve with rice.
Hope you will all enjoy!