Crab In Coconut Gravy

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 5-7 - big crabs (washed thoroughly and cleaned)
  • 1/2 - coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp - garam masala
  • 1 tbsp - tomato chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp - soy sauce
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • 1 tbsp - oil

How to Make Crab In Coconut Gravy

  • Heat the cleaned crabs on low heat till shells become orange in colour.
  • Remove from heat and clean the underside, which will be black in colour.
  • Retain the shells and fleshy part of the legs.
  • Fry the grated coconut till dark brown in colour and oil is separated.
  • Fry the chopped onions till light brown in a little oil. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala.
  • Do not burn the mixture.
  • Grind the fried mixture to a paste.
  • Add salt, sugar, ginger garlic paste and water and boil for 1 minute till gravy consistency is attained.
  • Add both sauces and mix well.
  • Arrange the crabs in a greased dish.
  • Spread gravy over the crabs and microwave on medium for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice, chapatti, paratha, etc.