Njandu Thengakoth Fry(Crab roasted with coconut strips)

Njandu Thengakoth Fry

A simple Kerala style roasted crab recipe. A seafood delicacy coated and roasted in spicy tangy masalas flavored with coconut strips. Excellent side dish for rice and roties.


  • Crab -1/2 kg
  • Kokum or kudam puli-3
  • Coconut strips-1/4 the of a coconut
  • Garlic pods:- 5
  • Green chillies-4
  • Ginger sliced thinly-20grm
  • Coconut oil
  • Red chilli powder:-2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder:-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder:- 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder:-1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Onion-2 thinly sliced
  • Tomato:-1 thinly sliced


Boil the crab in one cup water and half tsp turmeric powder, half tsp chilli powder and salt and keep aside
In a kadai, heat 3 tsp oil add coconut strips and fry till golden brown. Then add onion, ginger, garlic, and green chilli and fry until onion colour turns to golden brown. Add tomatoes and masalas and mix well until the raw smell goes. Add the boiled crabs and salt and mix well. If there is excess water, cook till the water has almost dried up.

Njandu Thengakoth Fry Preparation
Njandu Thengakoth Fry Preparation



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