Tasty Crab Masala

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Total Time:
60-90 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 8 - crabs, medium sized
  • 7 tbsp - groundnut oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 - whole red chillies
  • 2/3 cup - onions
  • 3 tbsp - ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp - garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • 1.5 cups - tomatoes
  • 1 cup - coconut
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 10 - curry leaves
  • 1/3 cup - coriander
  • salt to taste

How to Make Tasty Crab Masala

  • Rinse the crabs in running water. Remove and retain the claws. Cut each crab into 2 pieces.
  • Peel, wash and chop the onions. Wash and chop the tomatoes. Clean and wash the curry leaves. Clean, wash and chop coriander.
  • Split open a coconut. Collect the coconut water and keep aside. Grate the coconut too.
  • Remove the stems and wash, slit, deseed and chop the green chillies.
  • Put the grated coconut and chopped green chillies in a blender. Add 1/3 cup of coconut water and make a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Saute over medium heat until the seeds begin to crackle. Add whole red chillies and stir for 5 seconds.
  • Add the onions and saute until light golden. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and stir until the liquid has evaporated.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric and salt and stir for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and fry until the oil leaves the masala.
  • Add the paste. Reduce to low heat and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add the crab pieces, curry leaves and water (around 1.5 cups). Bring to boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
  • Transfer to a bowl and garnish with coriander. Serve with boiled rice and lemon wedges.