Crab Masala / Nandu Masala / South Indian Style Crab Masala

This crab masala is aromatic, flavourful, comforting with the perfectly blended spices and smooth masala texture that makes it amazingly delicious and lip-smacking. Moreover it is super easy to make too!

Sharing my last blog of the year with a crab recipe. Me and my husband we both love crab and a big fan of it. Crab being one of our favourite I choose to blog a Masala Crab recipe today with step by step pictures.This is the last blog of the year for At My Kitchen blog. It was an amazing year, received wonderful feedbacks from tons of people. In this last 2 years of blogging journey, this year 2019 was the best. Thank you all who stopped by my blog and for all the love and support shown towards my blog.

Another year goes by and there’s so much to look back on and feel thankful for. As we count down the hours to welcome the New Year, here’s wishing every single one of you and your families, the very best in 2020. May it be filled with laughter, good health and beautiful experiences. To those celebrating success, here’s wishing you an even better year ahead. To those going through a difficult time, sending a prayer of support and hope your way.
As we come to an end here’s wishing everyone a very Happy And Prosperous New Year. Well coming to the recipe, this crab masala is prepared with pureed onion tomato paste, grinded paste of coconut, poppy seeds, cashewnuts, peppercorns and fennel seeds along with few basic spice masala powders. It turned out very delectable and aromatic.

If you are a fan of crab, there are innumerable ways of cooking crabs. Crab Curry is an all time favourite. So do have a look at the recipe, you might want to try it. Chettinad crab masala, crab varuval, crab pepper fry, crab soup are some of the few crab recipes which is coming up on the blog soon. Do watch out.

Nandu masala can be enjoyed as a side dish with rice, idli, dosa, chapati or can even enjoy as a starter.So guys go ahead and please try this delectable crab masala. I’m sure you’ll enjoy as much as we did! Do not forget to share your thoughts about the recipe.

Well, if you make this crab masala, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations. Now let’s jump to the recipe.

MORE SEAFOOD RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE 👉 Seafood RecipesPreparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 3

Ingredients to make Crab Masala:

500 gms Crab cleaned
3 tbsp Oil
2 large Onion roughly chopped
2 medium Tomato roughly chopped
2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Few coriander leaves chopped
Water as required

For Grinding:

½ cup coconut grated
1 tbsp poppy seeds
4-5 whole cashewnuts (optional)
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp fennel seeds

How to make Crab Masala:

In a blender add the chopped onions and tomatoes and blend it into a smooth mixture. Remove and set aside.

Next add all the ingredients listed in grinding section and grind them into a smooth paste by adding very little water. Remove and aside.Heat oil in a pan. Add the onion tomato mixture and saute them for about 2 minutes.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.Add salt and spice powders – turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, mix them well and cook for a minute.Add the cleaned crabs, stir and mix well them with the masalas. Cook for about 5 minutes.Add the coconut mixture and well mix. Pour some water, mix well and cook with lid on for about 15-20 minutes.Add chopped coriander leaves, give a quick stir and take off the heat.Your delicious and tempting crab masala is ready. Serve it with your meals as a side dish or enjoy it as a starter.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

❤ Akum

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