February 28, 2010

Crab Gravy/ Nandu Kolambu


1. Crab/Nandu - 4 nos
2. Onions - 2 nos
3. Tomatoes - 1/2 no
4. Cloves - 2 nos
5. Cardamon - 1 no
6. CinnamonSticks - 2 nos
7. Bayleaves - 1 no
8. FennelSeeds - 2 pinch
9. RedChilliPowder - 2 tsp
10. CorianderPowder - 1 tsp
11. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
12. GaramMasala - 1/4 tsp
13. CoconutMilk - 1 1/2 cups
14. Ginger Garlic Paste- 1/2 tsp
15. CurryLeaves - 6 to 7 nos
16. GreenChillies - 2 nos
17. Coriander Leaves - 2 stks
18. Salt To Taste
19. Oil

Wash & clean the crabs (if want cut the body into 2 parts ) & keep it aside. Heat oil in a skillet/pan ,to that add cinnamon,cardamon , cloves, bayleaves, fennel seeds/sombu & allow to fry .Now add ginger garlic paste fry for 1 min ,then add curry leaves, chopped onions , sliced green chillies & saute it for a while , until onion turns golden brown .Now add the choppped tomatoes & stir it well for 2 to 3 mins. Then add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder & mix all well together (depends on ur spicy add extra tsp of chilli powder).Keep the stove in medium flame & close the pan with a lid & cook for about 6 to 8 mins ,till the oil leaks out on sides . Then add the pieces of crab & mix well with the masalas.After 2 mins add the coconut milk & required amount of water & cook the crab for about 10 to 15 mins in medium low flame by closing the lid,often give a stir ,so that nothing will stick to the bottom . The crab
colour will change to orange (see the above picture)In this stage add the coriander leaves on top & close the lid for another 5 mins in simmer flame..Now the hot Crab gravy is ready to eat .... Hot white rice will go well with this......Asusual goes with chapathi,paratha & tastes out of the world...


Rekha shoban said...

wow!amazing priya...i used to do only fry...gravy never tried...thank u for sharing.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! my fav..looks so yummy!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Its ages since i had crab.....mouthwatering.

Priya Suresh said...

Slurpppp!!feel like having some crab gravy rite now..tempting dish..

priya said...

soooooooooper priya...looks so so yum!

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh man, thats a very appetizing curry nandu kuzhambu so much, its been ages, I made them...thanks for sharign this awesome recipe:)

shahana said...

its my favorite .Looks so delicious!!!

imma said...

;) looks yum.

sarikarthik said...

I tried and it tasted great!! Good recipe!