Apr 1, 2016

Crab Masala Recipe - Nandu Varuval Recipe



I have shared a simple crab curry recipe before and this is my second recipe. It is a thick masala kind of dish and taste just fantastic with rice. Since it is crab season i have asked hubby to get me more crab so i can create more recipes for you. If you need any specific recipe using crab just let me know, i will try to share it..And with this post i have shared a video of cleaning crab, make sure you check them as well..

Similar Recipes,
Crab Curry


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 to 35 mins
Serves: 3 to 4

Ingredients:

Coconut Oil - 4 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Curry Leaves a handful
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped

For Cooking Crab:
Crab - 4 medium size cleaned
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup

Method:

Take cleaned crab in a sauce pan, add 1/2 cup of water and salt, turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook them for 3 mins. Now strain this mix and set aside, reserve the cooking water.

In a kadai, heat oil and crackle in cumin and fennel seeds.

Add in onions, green chilli and curry leaves and saute this till golden brown.

Add in ginger garlic paste and cook that for a min.

Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.

Add in the spice powders and salt along with little of the cooking water and mix well. Cook that for 5 mins or so.

Now add in the crab and toss well in the masala. Add the remaining water and cook covered for 5 to 6 mins.

Now increase the heat and dry the dish for a min.

Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve

CHECK THIS POST TO LEARN HOW TO CLEAN A CRAB:




Pictorial:
clean crab and set aside


take it in a sauce pan


add water


add salt and turmeric powder


cover and cook for 3 mins


now the crab is half cooked


strain it


reserve the cooking water
now take your other ingredients


heat oil in a pan


add in cumin seeds and fennel seeds


add onions, curry leaves and green chilli


mix well


cook till golden


add in ginger garlic paste


mix well


add in tomatoes


mix that through


cook for 5 mins or so till it is done


add salt and spice powders


add in some of the cooking water


cook till spice powders are cooked


add crab


toss well


add remaining cooking liquid


mix well


cover and cook for 5 to 6 mins


now it is done


add coriander leaves


toss well


Serve

3 comments:

  1. wow, this dish of yours is really making my mouth water. it looks SOOOOO GOOOOD!!! i am definitely going to cook this soon. thank u so much for sharing! :)

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  2. I tried your recipe and it tasted so good. Thank you

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  3. Nice pictorial representation..the dish looks yummy..its a must try..

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