Spicy Crab Curry

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 large crabs
  • 4 medium sized onions (sliced)
  • 2- ginger (crushed)
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic ( crushed)
  • 2 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1.5 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind ( soaked in 1 cup hot water for 30 minutes)
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup - water
  • few curry Leaves
  • 5 tbsp - oil

How to Make Spicy Crab Curry

  • Soak the crabs in warm water for 30 minutes.
  • Wash each crab well with a toothbrush under running water.
  • Ensure that all dirt from the shell is removed. .
  • Remove legs and claws and break into two, and crack the bigger pieces as this will help the spices to get to the meat easily.
  • Shell the crabs and clean the meat thoroughly. Cut each into four pieces.
  • Lightly heat oil in a kadai.
  • Add curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  • Add ginger and garlic and fry till it is light brown.
  • Add the sliced onions and sautee on a low flame till golden.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the tamarind pulp and mix well.
  • Add water and bring to boil.
  • Add the crab pieces, salt and mix gently.
  • Cook covered on a low flame, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook until the meat is done and the gravy is thick enough to coat the crab.