Monday, August 25, 2014

Njandu Thenga Aracha Curry

Ingredients
  1. Njandu / Crab  - 1 Kg
  2. Tomato  - 1
  3. Onion sliced - 1
  4. Green chilly - 4 to 5 nos.
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  6. Red chilly powder - 4 Tbsp (adjust accordingly as spiciness of chilly powder differs)
  7. Grated coconut -3/4 cup
  8. Tamarind - size of a small lime (soak in 3/4 cup water)
  9. Curry Leaves - 2 -3 Sprigs
  10. Coconut Oil/Oil - 1 Tsp
For tempering
  1. Coconut Oil/Oil - 1 Tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
  3. Shallots  - 5
  4. Dry red chilly - 2
  5. Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
Preparation
  • Grind the grated coconut into fine smooth  paste by adding little water. Keep aside.
  • Wash and clean njandu/crab and make into pieces(separate legs from body).
  • Heat an earthen pot/saucepan with oil, saute onion, tomato, green chilly till soft (5 to 10 minutes).
  • Add cleaned and washed crab, turmeric , red chilly powder and salt. Close with lid and cook.
  • It may take just 5 to 8 minutes. Now when you open the lid you will see water has come out from the cooked crab.
  • Now add the coconut paste and tamarind water. Adjust salt and add curry leaves. Let it boil and cook for 10 minutes.  Add curry leaves.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add finely chopped shallots, when light brown add dry red chilly and curry leaves. Pour this to the sizzling curry.
  • Serve hot with rice.











13 comments:

  1. Absolutely finger licking crab curry ,love this anytime.

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  2. hmmmmmm......adipolly Njandu Thega Curry.....look delicious Preetha...

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  3. too tempting...perfectly made :)

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  4. Wow.. Must try dish.. Looks delicious..

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  5. oh... just look at it! my sis would love this..

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  6. Njandu curry kothiyayittu vayya....it looks super yummy...I just need some crabs to try this...

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    1. Thank you so much Resna.. do let me know if you try it

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