March 17, 2015

Kubbe Sukke (khubbe) Recipe-Clams Sukke

Kubbe or clams sukke recipe - Kubbe sukke is a very delicious non-vegetarian dish prepared with clams, onions, garlic and coconut. I am sure, many of you may not even know what the clams are. But all South Indian non-vegetarians know what the clams are, and how it tastes. Clams are very popular and much in demand shellfish known as kubbe ( khubbe) in konkani and belachu in Kannada. I grew up in Coastal part of Karnataka by eating variety of seafood dishes.  Kubbe, tisre, kalva belong to one group and the dishes with these are prepared almost similarly. But taking out flesh from kalva is very tedious because of its hard stone like shell, only professional fisher man can do it. Clams are used to make curry, upkari, ekchimpi ambat, sukke and vade.

kubbe sukke in a serving plate

Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves  4 

1½ kg clams (yields 2 cups flesh )
1/2 cup katras (clams boiled water)
1/4 cup water
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
2 cups grated fresh coconut
4 heaped tsp chilli powder
10 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp oil
Salt as required

Kubbe or clams sukke recipe with step by step pictures

Wash the clams thoroughly and drain the water. Transfer to a large vessel. 
Kubbe / clams

Place the vessel on low flame till all the clams open up. Set aside to cool. Don't add water while boiling the clams. 
boiled clams

Allow them to cool. Separate the flesh and discard the shells.  Drain the  clams juice / katras and set aisde.
clams flesh

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the crushed garlic cloves and saute till raw smell disappears.
Add the curry leaves and saute for a while. Add the green chillies and onions.
onion, chilli garlic, curry leaves tempering

Saute till the onions become translucent.
fried onions till translucent

Add the clams flesh and saute for a minute.
clams flesh added

Add 1/2 cup of katras (boiled clams juice)and 1/4 cup of water. Katras / clams juice itself is very salty. Add very little amount of salt. Saute for 3 minutes.
clams flesh and katras added

Mix the coconut and chilli powder together, add and stir to combine.
coocnut and chilli powder added

Saute for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. 
sauted the sukke

Serve kubbe sukke hot with chapati or rice roti and side dish to rice with curry.
kubbe sukke  in a serving plate


  1. Nice recipe,looks delicious.

  2. Yummy yummy. Wanna taste it


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