Njandu Thengapal Curry/ Crab Curry in Coconut Milk


1/2 kg crabs, cut into pieces
1/4 cup shallots, sliced
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
2-3 green chillies, slit
2 tomato, thinly sliced
3 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2- 2 1/2 cup coconut milk
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
2 tbsp oil


  1. Clean and cut crab into pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a manchatti/ claypot or pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and sliced shallots and fry well.
  3. Add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Add sliced tomatoes and saute till soft.
  6. Then add cleaned crabs, coconut milk and salt, mix well and cook on medium flame.
  7. When the gravy thickens, add the curry leaves and mix well. Remove from flame and serve hot….


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