Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Nadan Njandu Roast / Kerala Style Spicy Crab Roast

Kerala style crab roast, its a traditional, spicy and dry preparation. I am a great fan of crab dishes, in-between i made crab but forgot to take photos so couldn't post, finally i could post this recipe in my blog. Hope you all will like this dish. Here is recipe for you all to try.

  • Crab 250gm, cleaned
  • Onion 2 medium size, sliced
  • Green Chilli 3 nos, slited
  • Tomato 1 medium size, chopped
  • Curry Leaves 3 sprigs
  • Coconut Milk 1/4 cup. thick one
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Coconut Oil
For the Masala Paste
  • Garlic 3 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger 1 small piece, chopped
  • Shallots 5 nos, chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Water

Clean and keep crab aside. Drain water well. 

Grind together all the ingredients listed under 'for masala paste' to form a thick paste. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add onion, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute till it turns golden brown on medium flame. Add the masala paste and cook over a medium flame, stirring continuously for 3 to 5 minutes or until oil separates. Add chopped tomato and cook until it turns soft and oil separates. Add salt and stir well. Add crab and 1/2 cup water now and combine well. Cover and cook until its done. Uncover and cook until gravy thickends. Add coconut milk and mix well Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the gravy coats the crab pieces. Add few more curry leaves and mix well. Serve warm with rice. 

NB: Its a spicy crab roast, you can adjust the spice level according to your taste. 

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