Crab / Njandu Varavu ( Njandu Peera)


1/2 kg crab
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp ginger, crushed
1 tsp garlic, crushed
3-4 green chillies, slit
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
few curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Cut the crab into pieces, clean it and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add chopped onion, crushed ginger, garlic, slit green chillies, chopped tomato and curry leaves and saute well.
  4. Then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well adding some water.
  5. When it starts to boil, add cleaned crabs and salt and cook covered till done.
  6. Now add the grated coconut, mix well and cook covered until the crab is well coated with coconut.
  7. Add few curry leaves and little coconut oil on top and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve with pathiri, neer dosa etc…


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