Tisreo Sukkhem, Clams dry, Khube Sukhe

The nutritional composition of clams is very rich and diverse. 100g of clam contains 140 mg of Omega-3, 240 mg of Iodine, etc. Adding clams to the menu every week will effectively strengthen health.


1 Kg. Tisreo (Clams)

1 cup fresh coconut

1 Onion, sliced

5 flakes garlic, crushed

1 tbsp. tamarind pulp or 4 to 5 flakes kokum soaked in water

1 tsp. jaggery or sugar (optional)

2 tbsp. oil

½ tsp. Salt or to taste

Roast and grind to a powder

8 Kashmiri chillis

1 tbs. coriander seeds

1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 tsp. mustard seeds

½ tsp. black pwpper

½ tsp. turmeric powder


Immerse the clams in plenty of water to separate the sand and other dirt and wash well in several changes of water to completely remove the sand.  Discard any open or broken clams.  They should be completely closed, which means they are alive and fresh.  Wash the shells well to remove dirt is any.

Place the clams in a vessel, add some water and steam the clams just until the shell opens to facilitate cleaning.  Cool and remove one half of the shell, retaining the shell on the other half and discard the empty shell.  Discard the water used for steaming as it would contain some sand and impurities.

Heat oil in a vessel and add the sliced onion and garlic till light brown.  Then add the powdered masala, add a little water and toss for a minute.  Add the Tisreo with 1 cup of water and ½ tsp. salt, bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. 

Add the fresh coconut and the tamarind pulp and cook further 3 minutes till oil surfaces.  Adjust seasoning.  Serve hot.

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