Thursday, April 21, 2011

Crab peera pattichathu / Crab Thoran



Today I am sharing the recipe of Crab (Njandu) peera pattichathu / Crab  Thoran / Crab meat stir fry with coconut. I used canned crab meat for this recipe and this dish is very easy to prepare and goes well with rice. I know a few people who love crabs but mostly will avoid it from their daily menu just because they don't want to deal with its shells.That's true in my case also, I always think it would have been so easy to eat that delicious meat if those shells were not there..To be frank, mostly when I go out for a dinner, even though I love crabs I have never ordered crabs because all those empty shells makes it very messy to eat. So this recipe is for all those crab lovers, who would like to have crab without any mess.

Serves ~ 2 adults

Ingredients

Canned crab meat ~ 2 tins ( 170 gram each )
Urad dal ( Uzhunnu ) ~ 2 1/2 tbsp
Onions ~ 2 Nos ( Medium sized )
Green chillies ~ 5 Nos
Chopped ginger and garlic ~ 1 tbsp
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Red chilli powder ~ 2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut ~ 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Tamarind paste ~ 1/2 tsp ( You can even squeeze the juice out of a small sized tamarind which was soaked in 1/4 cup of water for at least 15 minutes. )
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds ( Kaduku ) ~ 1/4 tsp
Oil ~ 2 tbsp

Method

  • First open the crab can and drain the water and then heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add the urad dal and fry till they become light brown in color. Then add chopped onions, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger and garlic & curry leaves and fry till the onions become soft. 
  • Then lower the flame and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and fry till the powders turns dark in color. Next add crab meat along with tamarind paste, salt and grated coconut and cook covered for about 15-20 minutes. Then cook uncovered till almost all the water in it evaporates.
Enjoy with rice.



Cheers!!



24 comments:

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow this looks so wonderful and loved it !!

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking thoran

Reshmi Mahesh said...

I have had crab meat twice and I just loved the softness and taste....Sure that this thoran shud have tasted super...as it looks so...

Nandini said...

Nice thoran! It looks lovely! Great colour...

Smitha said...

I never made crab this way...only made it whole....this looks good, kid friendly!:)
Smitha
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Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

looking yum..love crab..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thoran looks awesome and mouthwatering. Very colorful as well.Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nitha said...

crab nnu okke paranju kothippikkathe :) ... Thats my fav...

Coral said...

wow ........ G8 presentation.... like your space...

foodeterian

Priya said...

Delicious crab thoran,will get some canned crab meat for making this thoran,very tempting..

Harika's Kitchen said...

Mouth watering dish. It looks perfect dear.

Suja said...

Adipoli peera,kothiyavunnu

Soumya said...

wow...mouth watering thoran....irresistible

Yummy Team said...

Njan kure naalayi crab meat anveshichu nadakkuva, eni asian storesil poyi thappanam..Ethu nannayittundu ketto..Adipoli clicks, Jisha..

Kairali sisters said...

Adipoli peera. njadu vachitte adhyayte kelkuwa, looks adipoli..

Kankana said...

i love crab meat but never made it at home. I think I should start with the tin crab and follow your recipes :)

Swathi said...

Love the way you cook non veggie. This looks adipoli ketto.

LR said...

nice recipe!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yummy preparation...a very happy easter to you and family.

aipi said...

Looks great- the color is fab!
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Malli said...

Happy Easter and what a delicious thoran....I love any seafood/ Malayalikalude ishta bakshanam seafood anallo:)

Pravs said...

oh yummy ! love crab with the shell. Even more better without it :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

I have not tried a non vege thoran yet.. Looks too good.. I just love crab meat.. Thanks for the recipe..

Luiz Claudio said...

Hi sweet Jisha! I liked so much your blog. This recipe is very interesting, I can feel the flavour looking the picture...!
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Kisses from Brazil!

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