Nadan Crab Roast or Nchandu Ularthiyathu.Kerala is well known for seafood delicacies and crab is one of the most favorite among all sea foods.this is an easy to make and delicious crab recipe.Crab cooked with spicy masala and coconut milk.perfectly go with tapioca or rice.
Wash crabs,Pull the top shell from the body,discard the stomach bag and grayish white and wash well.cut each crab in to two pieces,separate legs.
heat oil in a deep bottom and wide curry pot or clay pot.add thinly sliced onion and little salt and saute until onion become light brown
once the onion become brown add curry leaves,crushed ginger and garlic.
saute in a medium flame until raw smell goes.
then reduce the flame and add chili powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder.saute well until raw smell goes. then add 1/2 cup water to combine the masala well.then add pepper powder and Cook in a medium flame, stir continuously .
once it boil add the cleaned crab in to it.then mix well with the masala then add 1/2 more cup water and cocum,check salt consistency add more if required.then cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes over a medium flame.stir in between
once the crab cooked well remove the lid,reduce the flame and add thick coconut milk and garam masala. Cook until the gravy become thick and well coated on the crab.once done switch off the stove add few curry leaves mix well and enjoy with rice or boiled tapioca.