Crab Peerapatichathu (Crab cooked in coconut mix)

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

The recipe is one of  my friend ,Girija chechi's secret dish.Its a Trivandrum(Kerala) speciality.

Crab-3,cleaned and cut
chilli powder-1 to 2 tsp
shallots-4,finely chopped
ginger and garlic-finely chopped,1tbsp
green chillies-2 finely chopped
curry leaves-1sprig
coconut oil-1tbsp(optional)
water-1/2 cup

Dry grind the coconut,chilli powder,turmeric and salt.Now mix together the coconut mix,shallots,ginger,arlic,green chillies and curry leaves.Add the crab pieces.Crush the crab shell,so that the flavour seeps in.Add water.Cook on high flame for 3 to 5 mins.Sim down the flame and let it cook for further 15 mins.When done add the coconut oil and switch off the flame.
You may make crab as per my original recipe Crab curry

Serve with rice!!!!!!!!


Pushpa said...

Crab dish looks awesome and yummy...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Kairali sisters said...

wow...Super peera patthichathu, never did with crab though..

Indie.Tea said...

I bet your recipe is delicious...it looks like it is :)

Priya said...

Woww marvellous looking crab curry..tempting!

Jaisy James said...

ithu vare kazhichittilla peera pattichathu new anu. thanks for sharing

aipi said...

Delicious crab dish..neat pics too!

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Suja Sugathan said...

Looks Awesome..super ayitundu,tempting clicks.