Njandu mulakitath (Kerala Crab curry)

Njandu mulakitath(Kerala Crab curry)


  • Crab-1/2 kg
  • Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
  • Green chillies-4nos
  • Cocum or kudam puli-4 soaked in water
  • Tomato guice-2 tomatoes
  • Kashmiri chilli powder-3 tsp to 4 tsp
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Salt to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
  • Shallots- 6 No’s
  • Oil-2tbsp


In a clay pot heat oil add mustard seed and let it crackle. Add fenugreek seed, ginger garlic paste, green chillies shallots and saute. Add red chilli powder and saute then add tomato juice and kokum or kudampuli and mix well. Then add the crabs and cook well until the gravy becomes thicker. Add curry leaves and serve hot with rice.



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