March 22, 2015

Kubbe Ambat Recipe-Clams (khubbe) Curry

Kubbe ambat or clams curry recipe - I am a great fan of clams. Be it ekchimpi ambat, upkari, sukke, vade or kubbe ambat. Kubbe ambat is made in few ways. The clams are broken with eelige and one sided shell is used along with flesh to make ekchimpi ambat. That makes a very delicious curry for steamed hot rice. But breaking small clams with eelige ( aadli ) is very difficult. if the clams are larger in size then it is very easy to break. I got small variety of clams. So, I made this kubbe ambat by using easy method. Boiled the clams, separated the flesh and then used it in the curry. A very easy and simple method. The curry was very delicious and we liked it a lot. I served this curry with hot rice, tomato salad and cucumber raita.

kubbe ambat in a serving plate

Preparation time 30 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Serves 4

1 large onion, chopped
2 cups clams flesh
2 tsp oil
Salt as required

Grind to paste
2 heaped cups grated fresh coconut
1 tbsp coriander seeds, roasted
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds / methi, fried
8 - 9 cloves garlic, peeled
Gooseberry sized tamarind
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 large onion, chopped
3 tbsp chilli powder

Kubbe ambat / clams curry with step by step pictures.

Take a large plate and combine together the coconut, onions, fried fenugreek seeds, roasted coriander seeds, garlic cloves, tamarind, chilli powder and turmeric powder.
grind to paste ingredients

Put the ingredients in a mixer jar and grind it to a smooth paste in 2 batches using 3 cups of water. Transfer the ground paste to a large bowl and set aside.
ground masala paste

Wash the clams thoroughly and put them in a deep vessel. Don't add any water
washed clams

Place the vessel on low flame and boil the clams till they open up completely. When done, remove the vessel from the flame and allow the clams to cool.
boiled clams

Then separate the flesh and set aside.
clams flesh

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the clams flesh and 1 cup of water. Add ground masala paste and salt.  Mix well and bring the curry to boil. Simmer for 7 - 8 minutes and remove the vessel from the flame. Keep it aside for 5 minutes.
onion fried and masala and clams added

After 5 minutes, serve kubbe ambat hot with rice, dosa, chapathi or rice roti.
clams curry ready to serve


  1. Delicious recipe for Clams.... this is new to me...thanx for sharing... :)

  2. Tempting and delicious dear

  3. looks wonderful delicious flavour


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