Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kubbe ambat recipe - Clams curry recipe - Seafood recipes

kubbe ambat in a serving plate
Kubbe ambat or clams gravy 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 or 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 Recipe - Clams Curry Recipe
clams curry ready to serve
Prep time : 30 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Total time : 1 hr
Recipe type : Seafood
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 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 or clams curry - step by step pictures

1.  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
2.  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
3.  Wash the clams thoroughly and put them in a deep vessel. Don't add any water
washed clams
4.  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
5.  Then separate the flesh and set aside.
clams flesh
6.  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
7.  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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