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Sanoor Recipe

Sanoor is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • Crabs - 4 medium-sized
  • Onions - 3 medium-sized
  • Grated Coconut - 1.5 cups
  • Ginger - 1
  • Garlic - 12-14 Cloves
  • Oil - 4 tbsps
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 6-7
  • Malvan masala - 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind - 1 small ball
  • Coriander leaves
  • How to Make Sanoor:

    1. Clean crabs and wash thoroughly. Detach and crack the claws. Cut each crab into 3 pieces.
    2. Peel and finely slice onion and ginger. Peel garlic.
    3. Clean, wash and finely chop fresh coriander leaves.
    4. Soak tamarind in 1 cup warm water for half an hour, remove the pulp, strain and keep aside.
    5. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and fry sliced onions, sliced ginger, grated coconut and garlic, till light golden brown.
    6. Remove from heat and cool. Then add a little water and grind into a thick paste.
    7. Heat remaining oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When they start to crackle, add curry leaves. Immediately add masala paste and cook on medium heat for half a minute, stirring continuously.
    8. Add turmeric powder, malvan masala, chilli powder, tamarind pulp and salt. Stir well.
    9. Add 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil and add crab pieces and claws.
    10. Cook for a further 10-15 mins on medium heat, stirring occasionally or till the gravy becomes a little thick.
    11. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.


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