Nandu Kuzhumbu/Curried crab with Coconut and Spices

This Indian crab curry has blend of good spices and coconut. All this makes this curry special and mouth watering. Once you have this I bet you will make it always. The crab curry taste will linger on your taste-buds always. This recipe i learnt it from my hubby’s grandma. This curry goes well with steamed rice, Bread or Chapatis. You could also make this curry as a main course in your meal. Already i have posted How to clean a live crabs The hygiene is important you need to clean the crabs thoroughly. If you are using alive crabs be careful before dicing them.

Serves : 3-4

Prep Time : 10 mins        Cooking Time : 15 mins


Blue Crabs : 2 lbs live crabs

Green chilly : 3

Ginger : 1 inch

Garlic : 4

Onion : 1 large

Tomato : 4 large

Grated coconut : 1 cup

Fennel seeds : 1 tsp

Poppy seeds : 1 tsp

Turmeric powder : 1 tsp

Red chilly powder : 1 tsp

Coriander powder : 2 tsp

Lemon or tamarind juice : 1 tbsp (optional)

salt to taste

Oil : 3 tbsp


  1. Take all ingredients ready. Grind all the above ingredients except crab and lemon jucie to smooth. Keep it ready. 

    2. Heat oil in pan. Transfer masala to pan and cook it till raw smell leaves. Add in lemon or tamarind juice. Check consistency, add water. Then add in cleaned crabs. Cook it for 5 mins on medium heat.


3. If you like to cook in cooker, heat oil and masala with crab. Pressure cook it for 2 whistle. Open lid check consistency, boil it for 2 more mins. Garnish with coriander leaves. 20170618_125321





6 Comments Add yours

  1. InspiresN says:

    mouthwatering!! love crabs

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Me too. Thank u

      Liked by 1 person

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