Tisreo Sukhem

'Tisreo' means 'clams' and 'sukhem' refers to 'dry'. So this recipe is a dry coconut based Goan preparation of clams. Very easy to make and can be enjoyed as a side dish along with rice and Goan curry. Also referred to as 'Tisreanchem Sukhem'. Its very much the same recipe of the crab sukem that I shared earlier.
  • Passive
    0 minutes
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    25 minutes
  • Servings
    4 People


  • 45-50 Clams (I used frozen ones)
  • 4 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 inch Ginger Piece (chopped)
  • 6 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 Kashmiri chilies
  • 2 medium sized Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 Green chilies (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind (soak in 1/4 cup warm water)
  • 1/2 tbsp Jaggery (I used cane jaggery )
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder


  • 1 I used frozen clams.
  • 2 Keep ingredients ready.
  • 3 Heat oil in a pan. Add the kashmiri chilies and the garlic, sauté for few seconds.
  • 4 Fry the onion till soft. Add the chili and turmeric powder. Fry for half minute.
  • 5 Add the clams (tisreo) , salt, jaggery, tamarind water, coconut and green chilies.
  • 6 Let them cook (Covered for about 5-8 minutes).
  • 7 You will see the clams opening up. Now cook them without cover on vessel.
  • 8 Add garam masala. Mix well. Cook till the preparation almost dries up.
  • 9 Serve hot ! Enjoy with rice and Goan curry!!! (See recipe notes below for Goan curry recipe links and crab sukhem recipe).

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