Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kerala style crab masala




My today's recipe is Kerala crab vattichathu / Kerala crab masala / Kerala style Njandu curry / Kerala style crab cooked in coconut milk.

Ingredients

Crabs ~ 5-6 nos ( Medium sized )
Onions ~ 2 nos ( Medium sized ) 
Green chilies ~ 4-5 nos ( Split length-wise)
Chopped ginger ~ 1.5 tsp
Chopped garlic ~ 1.5 tsp
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Thick coconut milk / Thenga Paal ~ 3/4 cup
Curd ~ 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder ~ 1.5 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeerakam podi ~ 1/4 tsp
Garam masala ~ 1/2 tsp
Oil ~ 2 - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method

  • First clean the crabs and allow it to drain. Next heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves along with chopped ginger & garlic and fry for less than a minute. 
  • Next add sliced onions and green chilies and saute till onions become translucent. Reduce the flame and add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and cumin powder and fry for couple of seconds, then add cleaned crabs along with garam masala and enough salt and let it cook covered in a medium flame for about 15 minutes. 
  • Next add curd and mix it nicely. Finally add thick coconut milk and cook in a low flame for another 10 minutes or till the crabs are fully cooked and gravy is slightly thickened. 

Notes :   

  • Adding shallots instead of onions will enhance the taste of curry. 
  • Crabs will give off its juice while cooking, so there is no need to add water.
  • You need to cook the crabs till its shell turns orange in color. 

Enjoy with rice / chapathi.....:))




Cheers!!!

Jishahttp://www.jishaskitchen.net/2012/12/kerala-style-crab-masala.html?m=1

22 comments:

Lashmi Bai said...

OMG..I was looking for crab masala..And yours it truly authentic..:) Happy to stop by your blog..Following you:)
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Roha said...

Yummy..!!!

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Sangeetha Priya said...

mouthwatering...

Priya said...

Mouthwatering here, tempting crab masala.

Julie said...

mouthwatering masala,yummy!!
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Mélange said...

You just appear here to torture people like me ? I am truly hungry at this point in time..Jus imagine...It's addictive !

Rani's gourmet said...

wow ..what a click!!!!iam drooling here..

divya said...

looks irresistible....love it..;)

Suja Manoj said...

Kothiyayitum vayya,looks so yum
Glad to see you back dear,how is kid..enjoy your time

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Hi Jisha,

I've heard that crab is delicious and your pic looks it too. But we don't get crabs in Delhi so it's out of the question for me. But I wanted to stop by and say that it sure looks yummy!

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FabusRelish said...

Hey Ms.Jisha,ur pics r simply superb...Loved it....

shaain said...

So yummy!!!!!!11I love all your dishes

shaain said...

Wow!!So yummy..............

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Cambodian Cook said...

You don't use pepper and you right! The pepper from our kitchen is bad quality, no tasty and no fragrant. Now I adopted Kampot pepper since my trip in Cambodia and I think it will be delicious with your recipes.

Sona - Quick Picks said...

love love crabs !! drooling over the images

Nilu A said...

I had never eaten crab until my hubby really forced me to justtaste it last week and now i have become a crab lover.. Wish I could eat right away.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog... http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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Shweta said...

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Pratheeksha Deepak said...

I would like to try this😋mouthwatering recipe.I will follow you

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