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Crab Stew Masala Recipe

Crab Stew Masala is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 2 medium sized crabs
  • 3 medium sized Onions (very finely chopped)
  • 3 Tomatoes (very finely chopped)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1.5 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder (or as per taste)
  • 10 to 12 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 to 4 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Crab Stew Masala:

    1. Wash the crabs well. Boil the crabs in sufficient water for few minutes (approximately 2 boils).
    2. Remove carefully and keep aside.
    3. Dry roast the peppercorns, fennel seeds, grated coconut and cinnamon on a medium flame till aromatic.Grind to a fine paste using little water.
    4. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
    5. Add bay leaves. Saute for 2 to 3 seconds.
    6. Add onions and ginger- garlic paste. Saute on a low flame till the onions turn golden in colour.
    7. Add tomatoes and salt.
    8. Cook on a low flame till the tomatoes are tender.
    9. Add garam masala powder and red chilli powder.
    10. Cook on a low flame till oil separates.
    11. Place the crabs carefully in the onion- tomato mixture.
    12. Add the ground paste and one cup water.
    13. Cook on a low flame till the crabs are well coated with the gravy.
    14. Serve hot with rotis or steamed rice.


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