Crab roast recipe | Kerala style Njandu Roast

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 1
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 25m

Crab roast recipe | Kerala style Njandu Roast

Spicy kerala style Crab roast recipe

Crab roast is a traditional side dish of kerala serve with rice or appam. It is a very delicious and spicy side dish with a special masala. In this recipe, I used 1/2 kg of onion to one kg of crab which gives a slight sweet taste. Crab dishes are bit difficult to eat, but the meat is so tender and yummy. We can make many varieties of dishes with crab like curry,dry fry etc… You can also check for some other non vegetarian roast recipes like chicken roast,mutton roast and beef roast. Hope you all will like this recipes.

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How to make delicious Crab Roast


1 kg of Crab
1/2 kg of onion
3 no of Tomatoes
1 tbsp. of crushed Ginger garlic green chilli curry leaves
5 no of Green chillies
Masala to grind
10 no of shallots
2 springs of Curry leaves
1 spn. of Chilli powder
1 no of cardamom
1/4 spn. of pepper powder
1 1/2 spn. of coriander powder
1/2 spn. of Turmeric powder
1/2 spn. of Garam masala
1 tbsp. of Oil


Step 01

Clean crab and keep aside.

Step 02

Heat oil in a pan. Add shallots and fry for 2 minutes in medium flame. Then add all the ingredients given under “masala to grind”. Fry for another 1 minutes till a nice aroma comes. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth paste. keep aside.

Step 03

Heat oil in a kadai and add crushed ginger garlic green chilli curry leaves. Saute till the raw smell goes off.

Step 04

Add finely sliced onion,green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till onion get golden brown color. It will take around 5-7 minutes.

Step 05

Add grounded masala and cook till the oil separates from masala.

Step 06

Add chopped tomatoes and saute till it become mushy.

Step 07

Add crab and mix well. Add 1/4 glass of water and cover the pan. Cook the roast for 5-7 minutes in low flame(you can also pressure cook in low flame for 5 minutes low flame).

Step 08

When the roast become a thick gravy,sprinkle little more garam masala and switch off the flame. Serve with rice,chappathi,roti,naan etc…
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Note :
No need to cook crab before making the roast.
I have added pepper powder and chilli powder. You can adjust the spiciness as per your taste.

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