Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Varutharacha Njandu Curry/Crab Curry with Roasted Coconut


Crab/Njandu (cleaned and cut)- 1kg
Chilli powder - 2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Ginger,chopped - 1tbsp
Garlic,chopped - 1tbsp
Green chillies - 2
Shallot(sliced) -15
Curry leaves - a handful
Tomato - 1,big
Coconut oil - 1tbsp

For the masala

Coconut oil -1tsp
Grated Coconut - 1cup
Shallot(sliced) -5
Garlic - 2pods
Coriander powder - 1tbsp
Curry leaves -1strand


Marinate the crab with chilli powder,turmeric powder and enough salt.Keep it aside for 30minutes.

Heat  oil in a non stick pan and add grated coconut along with shallot,curry leaves and garlic.Roast the coconut on low flame till it become dark brown color .Add coriander powder ,mix well and switch off the flame.Let it cool.Grind it to a smooth paste along with little water.Keep aside.

In a big pan heat oil and saute ginger,garlic and green chillies.Add shallot and saute for 5 minutes.Add  tomato and cleaned crab and mix well.Pour 1 cup of water with enough salt and close it with a lid.Cook it for 10miutes . Add the roasted coconut masala,curry leaves and mix it.Cover and cook it till its done.
Serve hot with rice or kappa puzhukku  :)


  1. yummmy yummmy! looks spicy and mouthwatering sree!

  2. Wow..that looks superb..lovely step by step pics!

    US Masala

  3. hmmm kollam sree, nalla kidilan aytundeee...

  4. Yum njandu curry is staying in draft from a very long time,will post..Njandu akkunte fav aanu,nalla thadichu kozhutha njandu,yummmmm

  5. Wow adipoli sree..spicy njandu the combo

  6. Yummy.. njan ethu ennale undakkiye ullo.. this is Aj's fav..

  7. kidilan....never dared to prepare crab at home, though I love it :-)

  8. Omg, am drooling rite now here Sree, wat a tempting crab curry dear.

  9. Dear Sreelekha
    How are you?
    I like the coconut masala very new for me. Never cooked Crab in Delhi. It is available sometimes but at a far place. Will give a try with tiger prawns. If I am in Korea in next few weeks, I am going to make it gets big crabs there and right at the fishing villager's market ..cant wait really.
    Have a nice weekend

  10. Oru rakshayumillallo...kidilan, plate ingu thanneru njan theerthu tharam..:)

  11. Crab curry looks too good...Delicious!!!

    Pushpa @

  12. crab curry yumm.amazing blog sree!!going thru ur recipes brought back "nattile orayiram ormakal" :). impressive


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