Spicy Njandu/Crab Roast


Spicy Njandu/Crab Roast

½ kilo crabs (I used 2 mud crabs)
3 medium onion sliced
1 medium tomato sliced
2 tbsp crushed ginger
1 tbsp crushed garlic
Few curry leaves
1-2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ cup water
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Clean and cut crab to 2 or 4 pieces depending on the size.
Heat oil and add onion, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.
Saute till onions start to become golden brown.
Add all spice powders, salt and mix well.
Add tomato and saute for few mins.
Add water and when it simmers add crab and stir well.
Cook covered on medium flame for 5 mins.
Stir again, check salt and cook covered for further 5 mins on high flame.
By now the shells would have become red/dark pink in colour. This shows crab is cooked.
Remove lid and sprinkle few more curry leaves and little pepper powder,
Stir on high flame for few mins and transfer to a serving plate.
Serve as appetizer or with rice.


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