Ingredients

Kakka Erachi/ Clam meat- 1 lb
Sliced coconut- 1/3 cup
Sliced shallots- 3/4 cup
Minced ginger and garlic- 1 tbs
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilly-1
Curry leaves- a few
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 - 1 tsp
Garam masala-1/3 tsp
Meat masala- 1 1/3 tsp
lemon juice- 1 tsp
Coconut oil
Salt to taste

Method

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.

Mix salt, pepper powder and turmeric powder,minced ginger and garlic and sprinkle a little water and cook. Cover and cook in medium flame for about 8-10 minutes or till all the water is absorbed.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add coconut slices and roast till golden brown. Add shallots and continue sauteing till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and green chilly and saute for another two minutes. Add all the spice powders,fresh curry leaves and a few drops of coconut oil and the cooked clam meat and continue stir fry for another 3 -4 minutes, till it gets slightly roasted. Squeeze a little lemon juice on top.Serve as side dish with rice.

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