Varutharacha Njandu Curry (Crab Curry)

Spicy crab with coconut

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Varutharacha Njandu Curry (Crab Curry)

Spicy crab with coconut

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

By Roshni M

Published On: 08 Sep 2009

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

Heat some coconut oil in a heavy based pan and fry dessicated coconut with small onions, ginger, garlic, green chilli ,curry leaves, saunf and cinnamon stick till dark brown.

Step 2

Add coriander powder, turmeric and a bit of salt and take the pan from the fire.

Step 3

Grind this mixture and keep aside.

4)In a pressure cooker add some coconut oil and fry the big onion and add the crab pieces and fry for 2 o 3 minutes.

5)Add the ground mixture to the crab and cover the cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Step 4

Switch the stove off and open once the pressure is relieved add salt if needed.

Step 5

In another kadai heat some coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds, red onion and red chillies with curry leaves.

Step 6

:- U can also add thinly cut coconut pieces if u like the taste and once the coconut is brown add it to the crab.

Step 7

:- Tasty crab curry is ready!!!


Hey.. I decided to try this recipe even though it was not rated by anybody before. Because i found the recipe to be interesting. It did turn out excellent. I am cooking crab for the first time.. Very nice. Customizations that i made - Added 2 tsp of chilly powder, 1 tsp of black pepper powder, did not add red onion at the end. Great recipe. Thanks Roshni.

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