Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Nandu Masala

This is my Mother-in-laws's recipe. She is a great cook ,but she never gives her recipes easily. Here is one, I successfully managed to get . This is a fail proof recipe. The measure of the ingredients needn't be exact. It always turns out fine.

(I'm updating this post with a recent picture. In this I didn't allow the curry to dry it very much. I liked this one better than my previous one. The taste dosen't differ. But when mixed with rice it was very very good)

Crab - 5 nos
Onion- 1 1/2

To grind:
garlic- 6 pods
ginger- 2" piece
jeera-1/2 tsp
pepper-1/2 tsp
sambar powder-2 1/2tsps
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
coconut - 1/2 cup (scrapped)
tomato- 2


Prepare a fine masala paste by grinding all from garlic to tomato. finally add onions and just grind it just a bit. Heat oil in a kadai. Add ground masala and salt. Saute until raw smell goes and color changes to light brown . Now add crab, 1/2 cup water and close the kadai.Boil for 15 mins on medium-high heat. Remove lid and cook till desired consistency.


Suganya said...

Ur Nandu looks YUM! Adding sambar powder to it is an different idea.

Kribha said...

This dish has always been a winner among my friends. Instead of sambar powder you can also dry roast& grind red chillies,corriander seeds,cumin and some pepper. It tastes good too. I used to do this way when I'm out of my MIL's sambar powder.

Anonymous said...

hi kribha
i tried ur version of nandu masala. it turned out very good.thanks for posting.
by the way if u have the recipe for chicken soup plz do post when u r free. i am eager to try ur version. my cooking is entirely different from urs. so i am more interested in looking at ur blogs.

Kribha said...

Hi Veenaguns,
That's so nice of you to try the recipe and give your feedback. It really made my day. I'll surely post a chicken soup soon. Meanwhile, if you are in a hurry just email me. I'll send you the recipe alone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

hi kriba now i became fan of ur postings...its really nice
i jus want to know what type of crab used in this recipe is it frozen or fresh bluecrab thats available in chinese market bcos i have not seen crab that is available in india....

Anonymous said...


I've bookmarked your blog and this nandu masala is wonderful. I tried it and it came out I'm going to to try ur prawns thokku..for sure its going to turn out great.