Njandu Vattichu Ularthiyathu/Spicy Crab Stir Fry


Crab cleaned with shells intact  – 1 kg

Chilli powder  – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder  – 1/2 tsp

Pepper crushed  – 1 tsp

Ginger chopped  – 1 tsp

Water     – 4 cups

Salt to taste

Kokkum – 3 small pieces

Oil     – 1/4 cup
Onion cut in to length wise  – 2  nos
Garlic chopped — 1 tbsp

Curry leaves

Coconut milk optional – for gravey


Marinate crab with chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, crushed pepper, ginger paste,4 cup water, salt, kokum. Cook this in low flame for 8 minutes. when water is reduced to one cup, set the cooked crab aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic and curry leaves and saute.

When the onion turns brown, add cooked crab and saute for 15 minutes. when the gravy is thickened and well coated on the crab. Transfer this to a serving dish.

Recipe Source – Suriani Kitchen

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