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Nandu Kola Urundai / Crab Meat Balls

Preeti Tamilarasan
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Nandu Kola Urundai / Crab Meat Balls RECIPE

Nandu Kola Urundai using Paniyaram Pan, a delicious chettinadu style kola urundai recipe made with crab meat and spices. These are healthy, very light and can be enjoyed as evening snacks or as starters.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 150 gms crab meat
  2. 80 gms boiled & mashed potato
  3. 4 pearl onions - chopped
  4. 2 tbsp grated coconut
  5. 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  6. 1 tbsp roasted gram
  7. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  9. 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  10. 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  11. 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  12. Salt to taste
  13. 1/4 cup mint leaves
  14. 1 stick curry leaves
  15. 1 tbsp beaten egg


  1. Stir fry crab meat with 1 tsp oil till you get a dry bhurji style mixture. Keep it aside. Take a bowl and combine all the above mentioned ingredients except the beaten egg. Mix them well and grind to a coarse paste in a blender.
  2. Now, transfer them to a bowl and add the beaten egg. Mix everything well and keep aside. Make small balls of the paste and keep aside. Heat paniyaram pan and grease with a little oil. Add 1 tsp oil in each cups of pan and drop the balls in.
  3. Keep the flame to low and cook, otherwise the outer layer will get cooked soon and the inner part remains uncooked. For each batch, it took 10-15 mins to cook.
  4. Serve them hot with coconut chutney or mint chutney.

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Monica Sethi
Monica Sethi   Jul-17-2016

gr8 recipe

Sheeba Bedi
Sheeba Bedi   Jan-19-2016

crab balls sound amazing! would definitely want to try this soon :D

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