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Monday, 27 June 2011

Chettinad Crab Rasam

Crab ¼ kg
Onion 1
Tomato 2
Garlic 6 pods
Peppercorns ¼ tsp
Fennel seeds ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Salt and oil as required
1.      Clean the crab pieces
2.      sauté the chopped onions in oil and grind it to paste
3.      separately  sauté the chopped tomatoes in oil and grind it to a separate paste
4.      In a pan add oil, pepper corns, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and the crab pieces.fry till it oozes out the water in it
5.      Then add the onion paste, tomato paste, crushed garlic, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well
6.      Add required water and allow it to boil
   The essence of the crab gives the rasam an excellent taste. Garnish with coriander leaves     and Serve with rice.


  1. I've tried so many recipes for this..and this is far by my favourite..thanks for the recipes!! This is especially good for cold rainy days and colds!