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Spicy Crab Curry Recipe

Spicy Crab Curry 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 2
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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:

    1. Soak the crabs in warm water for 30 minutes.
    2. Wash each crab well with a toothbrush under running water.
    3. Ensure that all dirt from the shell is removed. .
    4. 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.
    5. Shell the crabs and clean the meat thoroughly. Cut each into four pieces.
    6. Lightly heat oil in a kadai.
    7. Add curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
    8. Add ginger and garlic and fry till it is light brown.
    9. Add the sliced onions and sautee on a low flame till golden.
    10. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder and saute for few seconds.
    11. Add the tamarind pulp and mix well.
    12. Add water and bring to boil.
    13. Add the crab pieces, salt and mix gently.
    14. Cook covered on a low flame, stirring occasionally.
    15. Cook until the meat is done and the gravy is thick enough to coat the crab.


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