Indian clam curry

Indian clam curry

If you love seafood, then you will love this Indian style clam curry! It’s made with fresh clamsand aromatic spices in creamy coconut milk curry. It’s super delicious and very easy to make!

Cleaning the clams is the only thing that does take a bit of time as you need to remove all the dirt else you’ll end up with some crunchy bits in your gravy.

Check out the recipe below.

Recipe (Serves 4 to 6)


1 kg of clams

2 large onions (finely chopped)

2 green chilies (finely sliced)

1-inch fresh ginger (grated)

3 garlic cloves (grated)

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 ½ tsp coriander powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp red chili powder

1 tsp paprika (mostly for color)

1 can of coconut milk

1 lime

1 bunch of fresh coriander

2 tbsp of oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1 – Clean the clams. Soak them in cold water for 15 minutes with a large pinch of salt. Then lift each clam out of the bowl, and individually rinse with water.

Step 2 – Heat up the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds once the oil is hot and wait for it to splutter. Then add the onions, garlic and ginger and sauté for 5 minutes.

Step 3 – Add the spices and stir, then add the coconut milk and bring to a gentle boil. Add clams, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until clams are opened (discard any unopened clams).

Step 4 –. Sprinkle the clams with coriander and serve with lime wedges and fresh basmati rice or bread for dunking in the curry!

Bon Appetit!

(In collaboration with Malek Seafood)

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