Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Crab/Njandu Roast

Crab: 1 kg
Onion: 3 big
Ginger crushed: 1 tbsp
Garlic crushed: 1 1/2 tbsp
Green chilli: 1-2 nos
Tomato chopped: 1 big
Tamarind paste: 2 tbsp
Chilli powder: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder: 2 tbsp
Coriander powder: 1/4 tbsp
Garam masla powder: 2 tsp
Salt: to taste
Curry leaves: 1 spring
Water: 1 cup

Ingredients For frying crab:
Chilli powder: 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder: 1/2 tbsp
Ginger paste: 1 tsp
Garlic paste: 1 tsp
Lemon juice: 1/2 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Oil: for frying

Method for frying crab:
Clean and cut crab. Combine all the above powders with lime juice and little water. Apply this marinade on the crab and keep aside for 1 hr. Heat oil in a pan, fry crab for 5 minutes/half done. Remove from oil, place on a tissue paper to drain the excess oil.

For Making curry:
In the same pan, Add ginger and garlic, fry till the raw smell goes. Add onion, curry leaves, salt and green chilli, fry until golden brown color. Then add chopped tomatoes, fry until the oil seperates. Add all the spices-Chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, coriander powder, garam masla powder. Reduce the flame to low, fry for 5-6 minutes. Pour 1 cup water and tamarind paste to this. Allow it to boil. Add fried crabs to this and saute well. Cover and cook for 10-15 or till cooked and the gravy turns thick.