Fried Crab Masala

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • Crab - One pack or 2 lbs, cut and clean
  • Onion - 1 large, chopped
  • Ginger & Garlic Paste - 3 tsp
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cloves - 3
  • Red Chilli Powder - 3 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 4 tbsp (or as required)
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Coriander Leaves - a few

How to Make Fried Crab Masala

  • First cut and clean (cut off the crab nails) the crab with water, just rinse it. Spread some salt, red chilli powder (2 tsp), turmeric powder (1/2 tsp), ginger-garlic paste (1 tsp) and keep it aside for 15 mins.
  • Take a deep pan and heat oil in it, once it's hot add the chopped onions, fennel seeds, cloves and fry well in a medium heat.
  • The onion should be fried well till it turns to brown in colour.
  • Now add ginger and garlic paste to it and fry for another 3 mins, till you get the smell of ginger and garlic.
  • Now add red chilli powder to this and fry for a min.
  • If you want it hot add some tsp of red chilli powder, generally for crab dish mild hot will do good.
  • Now add the crab to this above mixture and fry for 5 mins in a medium flame.
  • Add the garam masala too.
  • Pour 4 glasses of water into it, taste a little bit and add salt as required to your taste and cover the pan with the lid.
  • Wait till it turns to thick gravy, that is crab should be well coated with the gravy.
  • Garnish the crab fry with chopped coriander.
  • Now your crab fry is ready.
  • Crab fry goes well with white rice, biryani, pulav, lemon rice, coconut rice.