17 November, 2011

Spicy Nandu Rasam / Crab soup

Spicy Nandu Rasam
     It's nothing but the stock of crab along with spices which goes well with steamed rice or taken by itself.

     am not used to crab foods since my mom or mom-in law r not used to it...but am v.much impressed by the peoples sayings that  "A person who once taste these crabs won't go in for other NV's" which makes me wanted to prepare @ home n so here I cooked n tasted for the very first time n nevertheless to say that it taste's soo good.

Granny's sayings : Crab soup helps to get rid of cold, flu n  is healthy too.

Health benifits : I)  it's rich in mega-3 fatty acids.
                             II) it's low in calorie.
                             III) Crabs are rich source of protein needed for good nutritional diet.

 so, lets jump on how to cook this!

Nandu or Crab - 1/4 kg.
Tomato - 3(chopped).
Onion - 2(chopped).
Pepper powder - 1 tsp.
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp.
Coriander seeds - 1tsp.
Garlic - 5 pods.
Fresh coriander leaves - 1 tbsp.
Water - 4 cups.
Salt - as needed.
Oil - 1 tsp.


=> dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, 1tsp of peppercorns n powder it.

=> crush n grind 5 cloves of garlic in a pestle along with the above roasted powder.

=> saute well the onions, coriander leaves, tomato, crab in a tsp of oil.

=> add in 4 cups of water + grounded paste of garlic n spices.

=> boil it till done or close the lid for a whistle or 2.

=> garnish it with pepper powder n fresh coriander leaves.

Serve it with steamed rice or as it is as a clear soup.

just try it once n am sure u stick this recipe on paper @ur kitchen....

11 Post a comment:

Foodie Kitchen said...

Oh my....so mouth watering....

Priya said...

Omg, prefect rasam for this chilled weather,just drooling rite now here..

DD said...

looks mouth watery cool pic!!!

Jay said...

woooooooooooow.....cant take my eyes from the gorgeous clik..
awesome recipe ..thanks for sharing meena..:)
Tasty Appetite

aipi said...

Wow, it look so nicely done! Great work!

Bharathy said...

Happa!!!! ippidi oru crab rasam, unmayaya nan pathatheyille!!! rasam enne? ivlo super crab dishey pathathille!!

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Reva said...

Loooks super delicious and spicy..:) I love crab dishes but never had it in the form of soup..
Bookmarked it dear and thanks for sharing..

gwl said...

Mouth and eyes are both wide opened.

Unknown said...

Thanks for recipe. Very good..Rally want to try as my son suffers from frequent cold. Just a minor thing...Chilli powder is not in the preparation? Do we add along with the water? Also, Ginger, Curry leaves,cinnamon sticks,cloves, bay leaves are default ingredients in non-veg preparations, i thought. Can we add it or would it cause any food poison? Please suggest.

Meena Kannan said...

thanks for ur comment here unknown! chilli pwd should be added along with the grounded paste...and can add whatever spices u've mentioned but only the taste differs that won't let to food poison...

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