Njandu Thenga Aracha Curry/ Crab Cooked in Coconut Gravy


5 crabs, cut into pieces

2 tbsp chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 cups grated coconut
1 tsp ginger, chopped
12-15 shallots
tamarind (gooseberry sized)
3-4 green chillies, slit
1 big tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp coconut oil


  1. Clean and cut crabs into pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, chillipowder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, ginger, shallots and tamarind to a smooth paste adding little water.
  3. In a pan, add cleaned crabs, ground paste, 1/2 cup water, green chillies, tomato and salt and cook on medium flame.
  4. When it is half cooked, add fenugreek seeds and cook till the gravy thickens. Remove from flame and add coconut oil and mix well. Serve hot…….
Recipe Source: Vanitha Magazine



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