Njandu Varutharacha Curry (Crab curry in roasted coconut gravy)


  • Crab medium sized -4nos
  • Onion-2 sliced
  • Shallots-5
  • Chilli powder -2 teaspoons
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Oil-2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder -3 pinch
  • Ginger : a small piece (crushed)
  • Garlic : 3-4 cloves (crushed)
  • Green Chilly : 2(crushed)
  • Kudam Puli : 2-3 pieces
  • Oil : 1 tbsp (preferably coconut oil)
  • Fresh Curry Leaves : few
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

For Roasting

  • Grated coconut-1 cup
  • Pepper-1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds-1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala-1 tsp


Dry roast coconut, coriander seeds, and fresh peppercorns until golden brown. Finally, add garam masala and set aside. Once it is cool, grind it to a fine paste.

In a clay pot, heat oil, add chopped onion and shallots and saute. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilies and mix well. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Add crabs, kudam puli and water just to cover all the pieces. Cover and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes.


Add the grounded coconut paste and mix well. Close the lid and again cook for about 5 to 8 minutes. Finally add one tsp pepper powder, curry leaves and a tsp of coconut oil and close the pot and switch off the gas. Serve hot with rice.



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