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clam roast recipe

Clam Roast | Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x


Clam Roast or Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu is Kerala seafood delicacy wherein small-sized clams are roasted with aromatic spices and coconut bits.


  1. 300 gms Clam Meat/Kakka Irachi

Cooking Clam Meat:

  1.  1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  2. 1 tbsp Kashmiri Chili powder
  3. 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
  4. 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala powder
  5. Salt
  6. 1/2 tbsp Chicken Masala powder, optional
  7. 1/2 cup Water

Clam Roast:

  1. 3-4 tbsp Coconut oil
  2. 1/4 cup Coconut pieces
  3. 2 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
  4. 2 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
  5. 1 cup Shallots, finely sliced
  6. 3 sprigs Curry leaves
  7. 3 Green chilies, slit
  8. 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
  9. 1 tsp Kashmiri Chili powder
  10. 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  11. 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
  12. Salt
  13. Coriander leaves, curry leaves, for garnish
  14. 1/2 tbsp Lime juice, optional
  15. 1/2 tsp crushed Pepper, optional


  1. Wash and clean clam meat. 
  2. In a clay pot (or a saucepan), add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and salt. You may also add a little chicken masala powder for added flavor.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add about half a cup of water and cook covered the clam meat until done. It would take about 10-15 minutes in medium-low flame. Remove and keep aside.
  5. Heat coconut oil in a pan and add coconut pieces. 
  6. Fry until golden brown, remove and keep aside.
  7. To the same pan, add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Saute.
  8. Add sliced shallots and saute until translucent.
  9. Add curry leaves and slit green chilies. Mix well.
  10. Add the spices- turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala powder.
  11. Combine and saute until oil starts forming at the sides of the pan. Check for seasoning
  12. Add the cooked clam meat and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes until the clam is well-coated with the masala. 
  13. Add fried coconut pieces and mix again.
  14. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and curry leaves. You may also add a dash of lime juice and pepper powder. Serve hot with rice.


Clean the clam meat well. It is imperative to remove the black grit from the clam. Else, it will upset your stomach.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Kerala

Keywords: clam roast, kakka irachi ularthiyathu, കക്ക ഇറച്ചി റോസ്റ്റ്, കക്ക ഇറച്ചി ഫ്രൈ