Thursday, January 8, 2015

Steam Lala/Clams With Curry Leaves


Essentially, the two important things to be noted before cooking lala/clams - please buy the freshest catch and please soak, brush and rinse as many as possible for "good riddance" to the slimy surface and and mud. Otherwise, such a waste of money and time because no matter how tastefully cooked, the dish will be such a waste. These key pointers I have also said before (Chilli Honey Clams & Curry Leaves Chili Lala), this dish is the most easiest to make - all ingredients goes into the steaming tray and steamed up for the aroma and spiciness. 

Ingredients
1/2 kilo lala clams - soak, rinse and drain off excess water
5 chopped garlic
1/2 inch chopped ginger
2 to 3 sprigs of curry leaves
Red or birds eye chillies - smashed (as needed)
1/2 tbsp Chinese wine (optional)
Salt for taste

Method
All the ingredients on a steaming tray and steam it up.
(Note: check in between to see if the clams are opened up which indicates that they are cooked)
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27 comments:

  1. I love your frankness, Nava... sometimes we have to demarcate people who value us and who take us for granted... though I don't like clams, my HD loves them and this looks like a dish he would enjoy...

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  2. YUM - clams with curry leaves sounds delicious!
    I totally understand your need to "streamline" your friends lists - happy new year!

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  3. Ya you r right....some friends are like that......steam lalaclams with curry leafs looks so super fast , healthy and yummy..... :)

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  4. Ooh, I love clams. But I'm not a big fan of curry. Are the leaves less potent than the powdered ones?

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  5. Artificial friends ..hilarious how fb is and how irritating bloggers can get :)))
    Downsizing I am all for it Nava.
    Clams look beautiful.

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  6. I like your honesty!! Some people do bug in the fb land!! This dish however, looks fantastic! Never had this!

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  7. Very nice and interesting way to prepare calms, especially the curry leaves and chilli used. Loved the twist with the Chinese Wine.

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  8. Strange about people close to you behaving that way on social media...As for your recipe, it looks so yum. I haven't tasted clams till now and I know I'm missing something special.

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  9. I love this dish. But when order this in restaurant will ask not to add cili padi coz son cant eat

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  10. This is the most simplest recipe fr clams.. wud give it a try .. we generally use grated coconut for this recipe :)

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  11. Perfect dish. Very tempting and delicious. :)

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  12. Curry leaves are used in everything at my place :P
    These clams would be most flavoursome!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. yes..what you said is truth...have a great day

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  14. Recipe is totally new to me,love to try it.

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  15. a cup of warm rice with your lala dishes.. omg.. i bet it tastes great! now i'm hungry! haha

    sincerely,
    Najlaa 'Aqilah

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  16. I believe it's not the quantity but the quality of friends that matters, online or offline. That is y I come here my friend!
    Love ur recipes and presentation!!
    This clam recipe is soo good!!

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  17. Have just tried clams once in restaurant....love the curry leaves in it...looks great:)

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  18. OMG!! my favourite! LALA!! love this. But hard to get fresh and plump ones in SG! and soaking it in salt water is a must to get rid of the sand

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  19. I dont know what clams are :) I need to become an explorer like u, wishing and hoping some day :D may be? no idea though!! But I agree to ur words abt frnds in social media, do as u like will not make difference to any :) have fun as long as u r in

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  20. This is incredibly simple yet lovely.. Sometimes it's just a sense of adventure and optimism that is needed to bring up magic in anything so simple..
    Love the recipe and the gorgeous snaps :)
    fell in love with ur space.. following u..

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  21. Lala is my favourite. and this looks so comforting

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  22. I love clams cooked in any style, dear! Clams are really economical in SG.

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  23. These clams look so tempting dear.. With the curry leaves it must be very flavorful..

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