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Crab Omelette
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Nandu Omelette | Crab Omelette

Nandu Omelette or Crab Omelette is a delicious omelette made with cooked crab meat and eggs . It is so good and a treat for all the sea food lovers.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • 150 gms Crab | Nandu
  • ¼ cup Onion
  • 2 tbsp Tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp Curry Leaves Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli Sliced
  • ¼ tsp Pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp cooking oil as needed


  • Clean the crab really well , separate the legs and the body portion of the crab. It might have more sand on it . So wash it well. Heat a idli steamer with water. I used Blue variety of Nandu / Crab.
  • Steam cook the cleaned crab for 7 mins. Switch off and allow it to cool down. The Nandu / Crab would have turned pink , Which indicated the crab is cooked perfectly.
  • Use the stick of the mortar and pestle , break open the shell and remove the cooked crab meat and set it aside.
  • In a pan add in 1 tsp of oil ,once its hot add ¼t h cup of finely chopped onions , Saute for 1 minute in low flame.
  • Neat add the chopped tomatoes , Saute for 30 secs no need to cook the onions and tomatoes fully. Next add the curry leave sand sliced green chilli. Saute for few secs .
  • And then add ¼ tsp pepper powder , ¼ tsp Turmeric powder and the required Salt. Saute for a min and then switch off the flame. Transfer everything to a mixing bowl.
  • To this add in the cooked crab meat and mix well and then break open 2 eggs. Beat with a whisk. Add more Salt if required.
  • Next add 2 tbsp of Water and Whisk everything together for a minute .
  • Heat a dosa tawa , Once its hot pour a ladle full of the prepared egg mixture and spread lightly , Drizzle oil over the edges. Cook in a medium flame.
  • Slowly the edges will start to brown. it may take 40 secs to 1 min for the omelette to get cooked . Flip and cook the other sides for another few secs and the omelette is now ready to be served.



  • Always serve the nandu  omelette hot.
  • Goes well with Rice or and Sambar.
  • You can also use , Garam Masala, Chilli powder , Cumin powder for extra flavour. If adding you may use it while cooking the tomatoes and onion.
  • Make sure you gently hit the crab to break open the shells. If you hit hard and shell might be broken into small pieces and it may mix with the crab meat.So be gentle.
  • Instead of cooking the onions and tomatoes separately you can directly add them to the Egg , but cooking this way makes the masala blend well.
  • I used coconut oil for cooking.
Keyword Crab Omelette, Nandu Omelette
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