Friday, June 15, 2012

Kakkayirachi Pepper Fry

My today's recipe is Kerala kakkayirachi pepper fry / Kerala style clams pepper fry / Kakka Erachy pepper fry. 


Clam meat / Kakka erachi ~ 800 grams
Onions ~ 2 medium sized ( finely chopped )
Green chilies ~ 5 nos ( finely chopped )
Ginger ~ a small piece ( peeled & crushed )
Garlic ~ 3-4 cloves ( peeled & crushed )
Curry leaves ~ 2 stems
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder ~ 1 tsp
Black pepper powder ~ 2 tsp
Home made garam masala ~ 1/8 tsp
Tomato ~ 1 large sized ( finely chopped )
Mustard seeds / Kaduku ~ 1/2 tsp
Oil ~ 3 tbsp
Salt to taste


  • First clean the clams by removing its black color intestine using your hands. Then wash it nicely and allow it to drain.
  • Next heat oil, preferably in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves followed by crushed ginger and garlic and fry for couple of seconds. Then add chopped onions and green chilies and saute till onions become light brown in color. 
  • Then lower the flame and add turmeric powder & red chilly powder and fry for about 30 seconds. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute for another 1-2 minutes.Next add clams along with enough salt and mix it nicely. 
  • Finally add black pepper powder and garam masala and cook covered in a low flame without adding any water for about 15 minutes. Then cook uncovered for another 15 minutes or till the water is almost fully evaporated from the clams.

Enjoy with rice.




Shobha said...

Never tasted this in Indian flavours...looks so delicious.

Mélange said...

Ho kothiyayittu vayya..A bowl of temptation there Jisha.Needless to say,your clicks are classic !

Swathi said...

kakkayirachi fry adipoli.

Subhie Arun said...

lovely n yummy dish!

Shabbu said...

very tempting and yummy recipe...
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Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

wow my husband loves this. your recipe and pictures are gorgeous.

Julie said...

Wow,yummilicious & adipoli clicks..kothiyavunnu,vayil kappal odikkam:-)
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Suja Manoj said...

Sooo tempting,kothiyayitum vayya:)

Lavanya said...

Looks very inviting.

Unknown said...

wow very nice and very inviting recipe and love all ur clicks!

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Spice up the Curry said...

this looks just awesome. nice one

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious preparation...

Priya Suresh said...

Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..

What's Baking?? said...

Would love to try this dish!

Poornima Nair said...

Love clams, but I make it very differently. This looks delicious!

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