Clam Roast or Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu is a speciality dish of Kerala where in small sized clams are roasted with aromatic spices and coconut bits.
Kakka or small-sized clams are available plentiful in the backwaters of Kerala. If you live nearby backwaters such as Alleppey, Kuttanad or Poovar, you are lucky to get your hands on this specialty food. Clam collectors usually boil these Mussels first to remove the hard shells. Only then the meat is sold in the market. Though we live in Central Travancore and Clam meat is available plentiful, I have never had it till date. The first time I ever saw someone relishing this dish was my husband at his home and sure enough, it is a delicacy.
How to clean Clam
Cleaning clam is easy-peasy. But it takes a lot of time because come on, these are teeny tiny. Dad and I had
As mentioned before, the clam meat available in the market is already boiled and devoid of shells. All you got to do is immerse them in a bowl of water, take one clam in hand, press slightly to expel the dark matter off. Once done, wash the cleaned clams 4-5 times in running water.
Benefits of Clam Meat
Clam meat is nutritious and is rich in Omega 3, proteins, vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of iron too. It is found that clam meat helps in thyroid health and prevents anemia. It is also considered to be a great brain food which helps in combating mental fatigue and brain fog.
How to Prepare Kerala Style Clam Roast
Clean and wash clam meat. In a claypot (or any deep vessel), cook the meat in half cup of water along with turmeric powder and salt.
Saute ginger, garlic, green
Add the cooked clam meat and cook for another couple of minutes until the meat is well-coated with the masala. Add a dash of lime juice and pepper powder. Serve hot with rice.
Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu | Clam Roast Recipe:
That’s all for now!
Have you had Clam Meat? If not this dish, which recipe do you follow for cooking clam meat?
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