Saturday, November 12, 2016

Crab curry


Crab- 1 pound
Onion- 1/2 medium, diced
Tomatoes- 2 medium, diced
Green chillies- 2 or 3 per taste
Garlic-6-7 pods
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
Black pepper corns- 1 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Cloves- 4 or 5 nos
Cardamom- 3 nos
Cinnamon stick- 1 small
Bay leaf- 1 big
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Coriander seed powder, pepper powder, Garam masala- To taste

  1. Clean the crab and keep aside.
  2. In a pot, add oil, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corns and allow to splatter, then add onion, tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and saute well until done. Add grated coconut and turn off stove. 
  3. Allow to cool and grind to a smooth paste.
  4. Again in same pot, add oil, mustard seeds, garam masala items, curry leaves and after it pops, add the paste and then mix. 
  5. Now add all the masala powders and adjust flavor per your taste. Add water per your consistency desire.
  6. Allow the curry to boil until oil separates.
  7. Add the crab and close the pot for about 5 minutes until a boil comes and turn off stove.
  8. Eat with hot white rice, idly, dosa, parotha or as is. The crab meat will fall off the shell.