Nandu Varuval or Crab Gravy is an easy to make, tasty recipe. Firstly, you need to grind together all the following ingredients – chopped onions and tomatoes, green chilli, ginger, garlic, cumin, pepper, fennel seeds, cilantro, mint, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, salt, Kuzhambu Milagai Thool, and ½ a cup of water.
Next, the crab is to be cleaned and washed and cut into the desired sizes and pieces. Add the crab pieces and masala paste together in a large bowl and marinate it either overnight in the fridge or at least for 2 hours. Next, seasoning ingredients of curry leaves and fennel seeds need to be added to heated oil before adding in the marinated crab and mix the meat well. Heat oil in a wide pan and add the seasoning ingredients.
Now, the pan needs to be covered with a lid and the mixture needs to be cooked for 15-20 minutes on low heat, while stirring every once in a while. When the masala thickens, cook for another 10 minutes n medium heat, while adjusting pepper and salt to taste. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.