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Tandoori Crabs Recipe

Tandoori Crabs is a popular Indian Starter
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On :
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
BBQ / Grill Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 2 big crabs
  • 300 g - thick curds
  • 1 pod Garlic (peeled and made into paste)
  • 1.5 Ginger (made into paste)
  • Green chilli paste (as per taste)
  • 1 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1.5 tsp - Cumin seed powder
  • Red Chilli powder (as per taste)
  • 1.5 - Lemons juice
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Tandoori Crabs:

    1. Wash the crabs thoroughly and pat dry.
    2. Hang the curd in a fine muslin cloth for an hour. In a bowl mix together curd, garlic, ginger, green chilli paste, garam masala powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder, red chilli powder, lemon juice, oil and salt.
    3. Marinate the crabs in the curd mixture.
    4. Keep covered in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
    5. Pre-heat the oven. Place the crabs in an oven proof dish.
    6. Cover with an aluminium foil.
    7. Grill at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
    8. Check to see if the crabs are done.
    9. Just before serving open the aluminium foil and grill uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes.
    10. The curd mixture on the crabs should be fairly dry. Serve hot.


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