Sep 11, 2013

Nandu Thokku | Crab Dry Curry

For those who miss mummy's food, then this is the recipe worth to try for :-) 

Sometimes PG yearns for my mother-in-law's recipes who is an expert cook. So I  learn't Nandu Thokku from my mother-in-law. PG was overjoyed with this scrumptious dish.

The aroma from freshly ground spice paste cooked with crab adds a lots of flavors. This recipe need to be slow cooked so that crab blends well with the masala.


1 Kg Crab

For masala
3 Onions, diced
2 Tomatoes, diced
6 Garlic cloves
Small piece of Ginger
1 tsp poppy seeds
4 Green chilies
1 cup freshly grated coconut
2 tsp Roasted Channa (Daliya)
1 tsp Fennel seeds

For Seasoning
4 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 sprig of curry leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric


  • In a heavy bottomed vessel, fry onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and chilies

  • Roast poppy seeds separately

  • First make a smooth paste of coconut, daliya, fennel seeds and poppy seeds. Then add sauteed vegetables and grind it

  • In the same dish, heat oil. when it is smoky, add mustard seeds, fennel seeds and curry leaves. When it starts to splutter add the ground masala

  • Add turmeric powder and adjust salt as per taste. Saute in low heat

  • Add already cleaned crab and mix well. Cover the vessel and cook in low heat for 15 - 20 minutes

  • Serve hot with steamed rice

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