Nandu varuval / crab fry

by - February 23, 2011

  
Generally Crabs are cooked in different ways,  Recipe which I have given below is very easy to cook but preserves delicious taste with tempting aroma. Give a try & let me know your comments.  Will post other crab entrees in future.

Ingredients:


Crab - 1 pound / 500 gms
Cilantro for garnishing.

For masala paste:

Onion - 2 ( medium, cubed)
Tomato - 1 (medium,cubed)
Green chili - 1 or to taste
Ginger - 1" chopped
Garlic - 6~7 pods
Cumin - 1/2tsp
Pepper - 1/2tsp or to taste
Fennel seeds/ sombu - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro - 1/4cup(minced)
Mint - 1/4cup (minced)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kuzhambu milagai thool - 11/2 tsp or to taste (or)
Red chili powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Corainder powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 cup or as required.

For seasoning:

Oil- 2 tbsp
Fennel Seed / Fennel seed powder - 1/2tsp
Curry leaves - As required.

Method:


  • Grind all the masala paste ingredients together & adjust the salt to taste.
  • Clean & wash crab and cut it in to desired size.
  • In large bowl or in a Ziploc, add both masala paste & crab together.
  • Mix well & Marinate it for atleast 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator( I usually keep it overnight, this will give nice aroma and juicy crab)
  • Heat oil in a wide pan & add the seasoning ingredients as listed.
  • Then add marinated crab to it & mix well.
  • Cover with lid and let it cook in low heat for 15 ~ 20 minutes.
  • Stir in between to avoid masala to burn at the bottom & there is no need to add extra water since crab itself tends to leaves extra water.
  • Cook until masala thickens or oil starts to leaves the sides,  If you want dry crab let it cook for another 10 minutes in medium heat.
  • Adjust salt & pepper to taste. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot..

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13 comments

  1. Omg, am just drooling here, makes me hungry..curry looks sooo delicious..

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  2. I am still drooling over this recipe..... Superb!

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  3. Wonderful...looking really very delicious.

    I am fan of crab, but yours resembles same as mymom's receipe....ofcourse all others are great fans of crab at our home...

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  4. different from how we make looks delicious

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  5. wow.. i am loving the color of tht masala.. fabulous nandu

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  7. Wow super delicious crab masala,drooling here...

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  8. Delicious nandu varuval, simply irresistible.

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  12. tried ur recipe...did not have time for marination though...turned out great...thanx for sharing

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