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Njandu Curry ! (Crab in roasted coconut gravy)

To Cook Crab
4 medium crabs,cleaned and halved
1 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup water
To roast & grind
1 tsp coconut oil
1 heaped cup grated coconut
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
2 shallots sliced
5 pepper seeds
2 dry chillies
few curry leaves
For the final cooking
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion,chopped
2 green chillies, slitted
1 small piece of ginger crushed
1 sprig curry leaf
1 tomato, chopped
water,salt as needed
In a clay pot/curry pot cook the crab pieces with the spices,salt and water mentioned in the particular section.Cook till the crab pieces are done and switch off the stove.In the meantime roast the grated coconut with cumin,fennel seeds and all the spices mentioned in particular section till coconut turn golden brown.Add the powders in the final stage to avoid burning.Grind this into a fine paste adding little water.The gravy should be thick.Now heat oil in a curry pot and add the chopped onion and green chilly.Roast till the onion is transparent and add the crushed ginger and curry leaves. Sauté till the raw smell disappears.Drop the tomato pieces and mix well till the water releases.Add the ground coconut to this and roast till the raw smell goes.Now add the crab along with the water remaining in the pot(If the curry is too thick at this stage you may add little water).Mix well and bring to a boil.Simmer,covered till the gravy thickens and oil clears.Check salt.Serve with rice/chapathi.

9 comments on “Njandu Curry ! (Crab in roasted coconut gravy)

  1. Suja
    May 27, 2011

    Spicy and flavorful njandu curry..my favorite,my mom makes this way..this looks tempting.


  2. kothiyavunu.com
    May 27, 2011

    Wow..Sherikum kothiyavunuttoo..parcel cheyyum enkil adipoli!!


  3. Sunanda
    May 27, 2011

    Crab is always my fav pick.. curry looks delicious..

    Sunanda's Kitchen


  4. Priya
    May 27, 2011

    Slurp,mouthwatering here…even i want a parcel..


  5. Authenticoriyafood
    May 27, 2011

    Awesome……..its making my mouth watery!!!!


  6. Swathi
    May 27, 2011

    Adipoli njandu curry. Looks awesome


  7. Krithi's Kitchen
    May 27, 2011

    I love crab masala.. nearly a decade since I tasted it.. your pic looks so inviting..
    Event: Serve It-Chilled


  8. Nandini
    May 28, 2011

    I don't eat crab but the curry looks so lovely n rich!


  9. Suparna
    May 28, 2011

    hi M,
    Looks well spiced and well prepared…mouthwatering indeed 😛


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This entry was posted on May 27, 2011 by in Fish, kerala food.


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