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Tasty Crab Masala Recipe

Tasty Crab Masala 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 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

    1. Rinse the crabs in running water. Remove and retain the claws. Cut each crab into 2 pieces.
    2. Peel, wash and chop the onions. Wash and chop the tomatoes. Clean and wash the curry leaves. Clean, wash and chop coriander.
    3. Split open a coconut. Collect the coconut water and keep aside. Grate the coconut too.
    4. Remove the stems and wash, slit, deseed and chop the green chillies.
    5. Put the grated coconut and chopped green chillies in a blender. Add 1/3 cup of coconut water and make a fine paste.
    6. 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.
    7. Add the onions and saute until light golden. Add the ginger and garlic pastes and stir until the liquid has evaporated.
    8. Add red chilli powder, turmeric and salt and stir for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and fry until the oil leaves the masala.
    9. Add the paste. Reduce to low heat and stir for 2 minutes.
    10. 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.
    11. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with coriander. Serve with boiled rice and lemon wedges.


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