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Crab Curry Recipe

Crab Curry is a popular Malaysian Side Dish
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On :
Monday, 22 May, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Malaysian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Hard
Servings :
Serves 6
RATINGs :
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
5

Ingredients

  • 1 kg - Crab
  • 2 cups - thick Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups - thin Coconut Milk
  • 50 g - Tamarind
  • 1.5 cups - Lukewarm water
  • 2 to 3 tbsp - oil
  • 2 to 3 - onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp - ginger, chopped
  • 5 - Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 10 - Curry leaves
  • 100 g - pandan leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 50 g - chilli powder
  • 50 g - Turmeric powder
  • 50 g - coriander powder
  • 100 g - Drumstick leaves
  • 2 tbsp - Garam Masala
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Crab Curry:

    1. Remove large shell of crab and discard fibrous tissue, which is mostly found under the shell.
    2. Divide each crab into two.
    3. To make thick coconut milk:
    4. Scrape or grate the coconut pulp.
    5. Place in a strainer and press to extract the coconut milk - this is thick coconut milk.
    6. To make thin coconut milk:
    7. Place the coconut pulp in a blender, add 1/3 cup water to it and blend.
    8. Then place in a strainer and press to extract again - this is thin coconut milk.
    9. To make tamarind water:
    10. Soak 50 g tamarind in 1.5 cups of lukewarm water for 30 minutes and force through a strainer.
    11. Discard the residue.
    12. To make the sauce:
    13. Saute onion in a hot casserole.
    14. Add ginger, garlic and curry leaves, pandan leaf, cinnamon stick and fenugreek seeds. Saute until the spices crackle and are light brown.
    15. Then add chilli, turmeric and coriander powders.
    16. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
    17. Add thin coconut milk, stir well and let bubble in the pan.
    18. Add crab and let it simmer. Add thick coconut milk, salt, tamarind paste, drumstick leaves and roasted curry powder.
    19. Cook on gentle heat for another 10 minutes.
    20. Serve with steamed rice.




     

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