Crab masala

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb - blue crab (4 medium-sized crabs)
  • 1 cup - yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - shallots, chopped
  • 1 cup - tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 4-5 - curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
  • To grind :
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - poppy seeds
  • 4-5 - whole black pepper
  • 1-inch - cinnamon stick
  • 2 - cloves
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 10 -12 - fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tbsp - grated coconut

How to Make Crab masala

  • Wash and cut the crabs thoroughly.
  • Marinate crabs in salt, turmeric powder and 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder for 15 minutes.
  • Dry roast the ingredients for grinding till you get a nice aroma.
  • You need to dry roast the coconut separately to a golden brown colour.
  • Add all the roasted spices in a blender with 3 to 4 tbsp of water and blend well to a fine paste.
  • In a wide-bottomed non-stick skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil, add the curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and onions; saute till the onions turn light golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they turn soft, then add the spice paste, 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder, and saute well for a minute or so until the oil separates.
  • Add the crab pieces, mix well with the spices and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add a cup of water and cook on medium low heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until the crab is fully cooked.
  • Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice at the end.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or paratha.
  • Recipe Courtesy: http://www.onlyfishrecipes.com/

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