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Butter Garlic Crab Recipe

Butter Garlic Crab is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
45 minutes
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 2 large crabs (alive)
  • 1 whole pod Garlic ( finely chopped)
  • 2 to 3 Green chillies (slit)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - Butter
  • 1 tbsp - Olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Butter Garlic Crab:

    1. Wash the crabs thoroughly (with the help of a toothbrush).
    2. Boil sufficient water in a heavy bottomed vessel.
    3. Add the crabs and little salt.
    4. Remove the crabs after about 2 to 3 minutes.
    5. Very carefully remove the crabs and shell them.
    6. Scoop out the unwanted things from the crabs.
    7. Crack the pincers. Heat the wok.
    8. Add olive oil and then the butter.
    9. Add garlic and saute till pink.
    10. Add green chillies. Saute for few seconds.
    11. Add the crab and little salt. Mix gently.
    12. Cover with a lid having some water on it. Simmer.
    13. Check after 5 to 7 minutes.
    14. The crab will turn slightly reddish pink in colour.
    15. Cover and continue cooking on a low flame for 6 to 8 more minutes.
    16. Check at regular intervals.
    17. Cook till done. Serve hot.


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