Clams in Green Masala

This Goan Clams in Green Masala is pretty versatile - you can add a little extra water making a thinner curry and eat it with steamed rice, or even with rotis/bread.
Course Main Course
Cuisine goan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Author Rupal


  • 500 gms Clams Fresh (cleaned)
  • 2 Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp garam masala Powder
  • 4 - 5 pcs Cloves (powder if you prefer)
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick (powder if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • to taste salt
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves (finely chopped for garnish)

Grind to Fine Paste:

  • 1.5 cups coconut Fresh Grated
  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves Fresh
  • 5 green chillies
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 200 ml water


  1. Grind together all the ingredients listed above with water and set aside.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and add the cloves and cinnamon.
  3. Once they are slightly roasted, add the onions and fry until golden brown.
  4. Then add the tomatoes and cook until they start to leave oil.
  5. Add the ground coconut paste and cook for a few minutes. Then include the clams and fold them in.
  6. Season with salt and sugar. Cook the clams covered until done.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.