Wednesday 7 May 2014

Crab Fry / Nandu Varuval / நண்டு வறுவல் ( without coconut)

This crab fry is a delicious and also easy to prepare recipe; you can serve this hot and spicy crab dish as a starter or as a accompaniment with rice paired with Crab curry / Nandu kulambu. Yummy!

Crab -1 kg
Onion - 1 big (finely chopped)
Tomato - 2  (finely chopped)
Ginger garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder -  
½ tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 to 2 tsp ( adjust according to your spice level)
Pepper powder -  ½ tsp ( adjust according to your spice level)
Garam masala - 1 tsp ( optional)
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Corriander leaves - 1 tbsp(
finely chopped)
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp


De shell and wash the crab; keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; add the curry leaves. After it splutters, add the onions.

Saute till the colour changes; then add ginger garlic paste, tomato, turmeric powder and salt.

Saute till tomato becomes soft. Now add all the spice powders and keep frying till the raw smell goes.

Then add the crabs and mix till the masala coats well.


Close the lid and allow to cook (no need to add water as crab leaves enough water to cook. If you find it dry add ½ of water).

Allow to cook till the oil floats and the mixture becomes thick in consistency. (you can see the change in colour  from blue to pink after it cooked)

Sauté well till it becomes dry and  add coriander leaves; switch of the gas.

Serve hot.


  1. mouthwatering dish... Yummy

  2. Tempting clicks . Looks yummy

  3. Very tasty lips making recipe. I can get the smell of d Njandu till here. mm Delicious.

  4. i love crab varuval very much..yousr looking good...

  5. Can have this crab fry happily with a bowl of rasam rice,so tempting.

  6. Very tempting, drooling here!

  7. Yummylicious....I love that...

  8. Yummylicious....Love that...


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