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Hello there !! I'm glad you found my blog :-). I'm Nithya & my very close friends call me Nithu. I started this blog back in 2007, when my daughter Divya was born & I christened it " Divya KuttyzKitchen". I'm blessed with a handsome little guy too. My precious two kept me busy for quite these years, its Feb 2014 and I realized my blog needed some serious uplift, So here I am back to blogging. I use my iPhone for clickin & uploadin the pictures in my blog.I know its needs improvement. Let's just say, I'm just happy the way they are for now & when I do find time, I might improve on it. I also own an Etsy store, where I sell my handmade Soap bars, Cupcake soaps, Body butter, Body scrub, Lip balms & more... I plan on adding a few more Categories to my blog like Kiddie food, Travel, Soap making, Crafts etc..

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nandu Kuzambu / Crab Curry


  1. Blue Crab - 1 Pound

  2. Onion - 1 big (diced)

  3. Tomato - 1 big (diced)

  4. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Spoon

  5. Green chillies - 2

  6. curd - 4 Spoons

  7. Chicken / Veg broth - 1/2 Glass

  8. Chilli powder - 1 Spoon

  9. Corriander Powder - 1 Spoon

  10. Pepper Powder - 1 Spoon

  11. Turmeric - 1/4 Spoon

  12. Garam Masala - 1/4 Spoon

  13. Curry Leaf - 4 Leaves

  14. Shredded Coconut - 3 spoons

  15. Almonds- 4 (soaked in warm water for 30 mins) Else just..plain almonds fine

  16. Khus Khus - 1 Spoon

  17. Aniseed - 1/2 Spoon

  18. Salt - to taste

  19. Lemon - 1/2


  1. Coarsely grind the Onion..(just 1 Round...)

  2. Coarse grind the Tomato with the curry Leaf and green chillies)

  3. Heat oil in a pan..

  4. Throw in Some Mustard..

  5. When it splutters..add the onion..Saute for a minute..

  6. Throw in some Salt and continue sauteing ..till it changes color..

  7. Now..Throw in the ginger garlic paste..Keep mixing with a spatula..

  8. Now throw in the coarsely ground Tomato..

  9. Add all the spices..
    Chilli powder - 1 Spoon
    Corriander Powder - 1 Spoon
    Pepper Powder - 1 Spoon
    Turmeric - 1/4 Spoon
    Garam Masala - 1/4 Spoon and continue to saute..

  10. Add curd..Mix well..

  11. Cover and cook for a minute..while we prepare the blue guy..(Crab)

  12. Give him a nice bath with water and turmeric..that should control his stench..

  13. Then Drop him ,nice and slow into the pan and let him mix well with the spices..

  14. Cover and cook..Throw in the broth..Allow it to Simmer..

  15. Meanwhile Grind coconut,aniseed,Almonds and khus khus finely ..

  16. When the crab is cooked for about 5-7 mins..add the ground coconut mixture ..

  17. Cover and cook till its done..

  18. Squeeze half a lemon to get the Tangy Taste..


  1. If making it dry..Avoid chicken broth..Check for the required consistency..

1 comment:

Sig said...

Yum... that crab curry looks delicious!