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Nandu Varuval - Crab gravy Recipe

Nandu Varuval - Crab gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 2 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Preparation Time :
8 hours
Servings :
Serves 6
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound / 500 gms - Crab
  • Cilantro - for garnishing
  • For masala paste:
  • 2 - Onions (medium, cubed)
  • 1 - Tomato (medium, cubed)
  • 1 - Green chilli
  • 1 - ginger, chopped
  • 6-7 Cloves - Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp - Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds / sombu
  • 1/4 cup - Cilantro (minced)
  • 1/4 cup - Mint (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp - Kuzhambu milagai thool (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - water (or as required)
  • For Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds / Fennel seed powder
  • Curry leaves - As required
  • How to Make Nandu Varuval - Crab gravy:

    1. Grind together all the ingredients for masala paste & adjust the salt to taste.
    2. Clean & wash the crab and cut it in to desired size.
    3. In a large bowl (or in a Ziploc) add both masala paste & crab together.
    4. Mix well & marinate it for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator
    5. Heat oil in a wide pan and add the seasoning ingredients.
    6. Then add the marinated crab & mix well.
    7. Cover with a lid and let it cook on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
    8. Stir once in a while to avoid masala getting burnt. (There is no need to add extra water since the crab itself tends to leave extra water)
    9. Cook until masala thickens or oil starts to leave the sides. If you prefer a drier variety, let it cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat.
    10. Adjust salt & pepper to taste.
    11. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with cilantro.
    12. Serve hot.
    13. Recipe courtesy: Sara's Yummy Bites





     

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