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Crab masala Recipe

Crab masala is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 28 April, 2017
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb - blue Crab (4 medium-sized Crabs)
  • 1 cup - yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - shallots, chopped
  • 1 cup - tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 4-5 - Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • Chopped Coriander leaves to garnish
  • To grind :
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Poppy Seeds
  • 4-5 - whole black pepper
  • 1-inch - Cinnamon stick
  • 2 - Cloves
  • 1 - Bay Leaf
  • 10 -12 - Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • How to Make Crab masala:

    1. Wash and cut the crabs thoroughly.
    2. Marinate crabs in salt, turmeric powder and 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder for 15 minutes.
    3. Dry roast the ingredients for grinding till you get a nice aroma.
    4. You need to dry roast the coconut separately to a golden brown colour.
    5. Add all the roasted spices in a blender with 3 to 4 tbsp of water and blend well to a fine paste.
    6. In a wide-bottomed non-stick skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil, add the curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and onions; saute till the onions turn light golden brown.
    7. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft, then add the spice paste, 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder, and saute well for a minute or so until the oil separates.
    8. Add the crab pieces, mix well with the spices and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
    9. Add a cup of water and cook on medium low heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until the crab is fully cooked.
    10. Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice at the end.
    11. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or paratha.
    12. Recipe Courtesy: http://www.onlyfishrecipes.com/




     

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