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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nandu Kulambu/ Kuzhambu( South Indian Crab Curry.)

Crab-8( medium size crabs around 1kg)
Onion small sliced-2
Tomato Small chopped-1
Curry leaves-2sprigs
Tamarind paste-1tsp
Red chilli powder-1tbsp(+/-)
Corinader powder-3tbsp
Sombu/Fennel powder-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Grated coconut ground to smooth paste-1/4cup
Water required

Remove the crab shells, clean and wash. Separate the crab claws from the crab. In a large cooking vessel add onions, tomatoes, curry leaves, tamarind paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, sombu powder and required salt, mix well. Add required water to the masala mixture to make thin gravy. Place the masala gravy on high heat and boil for 5 mins. Check the seasoning and add the crab pieces( both crab body part and claws) to the boiling curry. Cover the vessel with a lid and boil for another 3 minutes until the crab is done. Finally add the ground coconut paste to the curry and remove from fire. Serve hot with steamed rice. 

1 comment:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

That looks scary and delicious! I have never braved eating legs of crabs..its always crab cakes for me dear..But the gravy looks so tempting!