Clams are eaten more in the coastal regions of India, especially in the Konkan, Kerala, Bengal and Karnataka regions.
In Kerala clams are used to make curries and fried with coconut. In Malabar region it is known as "Elambakka" and in middle Kerala it is known as "kakka". Clams curry made with coconut is a rather delicious dish from malabar especially in Telicherry region. These are high in protein, iron, mineral and low in fats. It strengthens the immune system, builds concentration, and helps transportation oxygen all throughout the body.The vitamin B12 in clams helps in cell reproduction that aids in maintaining your skin, hair and nails.