Saturday, March 6, 2010

Clams in a Spicy Coconut Gravy (Kubhe Sukhe)

I love clams which also known as "Kubhe" in Konkani. During my visit to the Chinese market, I purchased them and decided to make this dish the mangalorean way. I have watched my mom make it and it is really very delicious. This dish can be eaten with rice and dal (lentil soup).

Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 3


500 gms of clams
1/2 cup of freshly grated coconut
3-4 cloves of garlic crushed
6-7 curry leaves
1/4 tsp mustard seeds

to grind to a paste:
2 bedki mirchi (chilli)
2 madras mirchi (chilli)
1 medium onion chopped and shallow fried
1 tsp cumin seeds roasted
1 tsp coriander seeds roasted
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
5 peppercorns roasted
1 tsp tamarind pulp
2 cloves of garlic chopped
salt to taste

Method :
  • Boil the clams in 1/2 cup water adding some salt to it till the clams open up.
  • Put all the ingredients in the blender and add some water and grind to a fine paste
  • In a pan, heat about 2 tbsp of oil and fry the coconut nicely till slightly brown. Then put it in the blender and crush it slightly and keep aside.
  • Heat some oil in another pan. Add the mustard seeds, crushed garlic and curry leaves and then add the ground paste and fry nicely.
  • Then add the boiled clams to this paste and mix it well. Add salt if required.
  • Then add the coconut to it and mix it well.
  • Serve hot with rice and dal.

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