East Indian Clams / Shimpies Curry#FishFriday

The Clams / Shimpies are called by various names like cockles, mussels, tisrya etc.

The theme for Fish Friday Foodies this month is "Bivalves", our Host is Stacy of Food Lust People Love. For this event made our traditional East Indian recipe which is delicious curry which can be enjoyed with rice or Handbreads (Apas) - East Indian.

50 Clams / Shimpies - washed, rinsed
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
2 Dried Kashmiri Chillies
2 Dried Bedki Red chillies
5 Cloves Garlic
1/3 Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
½ Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
A Pinch of Turmeric powder
1 Small Ball of tamarind or as per taste
2 Tablespoons Oil

In a pot add the washed and rinsed clams, add water to the level of the clams. Cover with a lid and let it come to a rolling boil. Switch of the flame. 
The clams will open. 
Let them cool and them remove the meat from them. Gently pour the stock taking care not shake the bottom which will have the fine pieces of shell ends. Keep this stock aside.
Soak the dried chillies and tamarind in seperate bowls in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes. Then grind it in a small blender, with the garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and coconut to fine paste adding water to make a thick fine paste. Keep this a aside.
In a pot/kadai heat oil add the onion, sauté till it starts to change color
add the ground paste and wash the blender add that water, fry till oil starts to surface, now add the salt, tamarind juice 
and the strained stock from the boiled clams and water just enough to make a thick gravy, bring this to a rolling boil, stir it. Cover with a lid and let it simmer till oil surfaces. Now add the clams and take one or two boils, taste for salt and sourness, adjust accordingly
let this simmer for 3 -4 minutes covered with a lid, after 4 minutes 
your clam curry is ready.
Enjoy this with rice or Handbreads (Apas) - East Indian.
It makes a delicious meal.
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Labels: Clams, Shimpies, East Indian, Curry ,Fish Friday, Seafood/Fish, Main course
Fish Friday Febraury 2021  
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. What a gorgeous color it is! Brightness and warmth in a bowl.

  2. Oh my goodness this sounds so comforting and delicious!

  3. This sounds delicious. Stock from shells is always so delicious.