Crab Thoran

Spicy crab in dry coconut masala

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Crab Thoran

Spicy crab in dry coconut masala

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Renjini Selvan

Published On: 25 Mar 2007

Rating: 4
6 Votes, 5 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Clean the crab by removing the legs and outer shell and remove all the other dirts and wash it well.

Step 2

Cut it into two pieces (2 halves).

Step 3

Roast turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and pepper powder together in a pan without oil.

Step 4

Mix the roasted masala with grated coconut.

Step 5

:- Mix it well with hand for a better results.

Step 6

Add juliened ginger, chopped green chillies and curry leaves to this
coconut mixture and again mix it
with hand.

Step 7

Cook the crab pieces in a pan ( meen chatti is best) with little water, salt and little turmeric powder.

Step 8

When the crab is cooked, add the coconut mixture along with garam masala and mix it well.

Step 9

Cover it with a lid and cook until the dish is dry.

Step 10

:- Because it is a `thoran` it should
be dry.

Step 11

Heat the oil in a pan.

Step 12

Splutter mustard seeds and saute curry leaves and red chillies and pour it over the dish.

Step 13

:- Serve hot.

Charles Valentine

Remove the ginger as its over powering.


good recipe .. tried it today came out well.. thanks a lot.


Wonderful Recipe!!! Exactly like what my mom used to prepare for us! Thank you for posting this in here.

Renjini Selvan

Hi mridula, I am so sorry to say that you might have made some changes or mistakes in the recipe given by me, because, I used to make this dish at least once in a week and I am sure about the taste of this dish and that is the reason why i put the recipe in this site.Please follow the same recipe.Thank you for trying my recipe.


Bad..wasted my time

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