Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Crab/Njandu Thoran

Crab/Njandu Thoran

If you love crab/njandu,here is a tasty dish that you can try. Crab is a tasty and fragrant sea food and it is one of my favorite.It is a quick side dish that is best with steamed rice and moru curry.This is very similar to prawns thoran.Try this you will surely love it.

Crab- 4 medium
(approximately one cup of cooked crab meat)
Onion- 1 small chopped
Grated Coconut- 3/4 cup
Green chilly-3-4 chopped
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Garlic- 4 pods
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
Tamarind pulp- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -a few

Clean and cut crab, add a pinch of salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder and 2 tbs of water. Cover and cook for five to six minutes.When it cools down break the shell and scoop out the meat and set aside.

Chop onion , green chilly,ginger and garlic into small fine pieces. In a mixer add coconut, ginger and garlic and pulse till it forms a course mixture.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Next add curry leaves  chopped shallots,  green chilly and curry leaves. Saute this till onions turn golden brown. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder and saute till raw flavor disappears. Add the coconut mixture and tamarind pulp and finally the crab meat. Saute in medium high flame for  three to four minutes. Serve with rice.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!


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