If you are a Goan, and love shellfish, then you will definitely like this Tisrayanche Suke .Tisreo or tisryo means clams. Tisryanche Suke is one of my favorites since childhood and now even my son’s favorite. The recipe is very simple and it just tastes amazing. This clams dish goes well with fish curry rice .
For cleaning the clams, you have to open the clams using sharp knife, remove the flesh from one shell and placing it in the other and discarding the other shell and then rinse them well. This is called tisreachi ekshipi(clams in one shell).
- 500 grams clams
- 1/2 Cup Freshly grated or dry coconut
- 1 Big onion chopped fine
- 1 -2 Green or red chillies(not dry) slit into halves
- 4-5 Kokum / Gracinia indica
- 1 Teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- Some water
For cleaning the clams, First open them into halves using sharp knife.
Then with a knife, lift all the flesh from one shell, and drop it in the other and discard the shell with no flesh. Repeat for all the remaining clams.
Wash them well 3-4 times.
Apply turmeric powder and keep for 10 minutes.
In a heavy bottom vessel, add these clams, and cook on medium high heat, uncovered for 5 minutes,mixing in between.
If you feel the clams are too dry, then add a tablespoon of water. Usually you dont require water for this.
Now add coconut, chopped onions, slit chillies,red chilli powder. Mix well.
Cover and cook on medium high heat for 10-15 minutes. Check in between for dryness.
Add water if required but this recipe needs to be very dry.
After 15 minutes, add kokum and salt to taste.
Mix , cook another 2 minutes and switch off the stove.
Enjoy your Goan Clams dry with fish curry rice.