Nandu Soup / Crab Soup

Nandu Soup / Crab Soup

Nandu Dhaniya Soup:Crab Chettinad Soup. Crab Corinader Soup.


To be Toasted Each Seperately and Powdered Together:

Coriander seeds 1 fistful
Whole peppercorns 2 spoons
Cumin seeds 2 spoons

Coarsely Wet-Grind These:

Chilies 1-2
Onion 1 small bulb
Ginger 1-2″ piece
Garlic 2-3 beads
Tomato 1
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves few

To chop:

Crab (with shells)
Scalion 1
Tomato 1
Cilantro leaves few
Turmeric 1 pinch


Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Peppercorns 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Oil few spoons.


Wash and clean crab well. Just divide each crab only once.

In a wide pot/dutch oven, heat oil. Add pepper, cumin and curry leaves. Wait till it pops up.

Add crab, salt and pinch of turmeric to it. Saute for few minutes.

Add 4-6 mugs of water…bring it to boil. Add powdered spices too. Let this boil really well over low-medium heat! Maybe till all the spices steep into the crab shells cum soup liquid.

Remove from heat and serve immediately as a starter. Serves best as a in between- meals.

I prefer this soup during severe cold and cough! Crab has healing property for cold! It worked several times for me! So give a shot!


3 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    That looks fantastic! I have to try it.

    - The Garlicoon Team –

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