Monday, September 19, 2011

NADAN NJANDU CURRY / Kerala Crab curry with Coconut milk

Kerala Crab curry

Ingredients for Kerala Crab curry:

Crab : 1kg, medium size
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Chilli Powder : 2tsp
Coriander powder : 1/2tsp
Shallots : 10 + 2, chopped
Ginger : 1/2 inch Piece
Green Chilli : 3, Halved
Coconut milk : First, Second and third extract from a half coconut
Gambooge : 2pieces, soaked in luke warm water for 15minutes
Curry Leaves : 2springs
Coconut Oil

Kerala Crab Curry

How to make crab curry :

1. Clean and pat dry the crab pieces.

2. Make a fine paste of 10 shallots, green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. 

3. In a clay pot, combine coconut milk along with the paste of shallots(step 2), gambooge, turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder. Heat on a medium flame.

4. After 3-4 minutes add the crab pieces and combine well. Add enough salt and cook till the gravy becomes thick.

5. In a tadka pan heat coconut oil and add chopped shallots. Saute well till it becomes golden in color. Add this to hot fish curry and combine well.

6. Serve Kerala Crab curry/ nadan njandu curry hot with rice / appam / kappa :)


  1. Seriously the pictures makes me drool..adipoli njandu curry

  2. Super yummy curry...drooling over the pic..:)

  3. ithuvare crab try cheythitilla..looks delicious...

  4. Lipsmacking crab curry,super inviting..

  5. Though it is too much work to eat crab I love love loveee crab curries. Yours looking so delish

  6. I love crab... My any time fav aanu ethu,... :)

  7. Wowww thats a droolworthy crab curry, mouthwatering here..

  8. looks lovely! we make it slightly differently though

  9. I'm drooling over crab...that looks delicious!

  10. Crab is so delicious but I've never cooked with it before... This must taste amazing!