Tandoori Crabs

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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

  • Wash the crabs thoroughly and pat dry.
  • 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.
  • Marinate the crabs in the curd mixture.
  • Keep covered in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Pre-heat the oven. Place the crabs in an oven proof dish.
  • Cover with an aluminium foil.
  • Grill at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
  • Check to see if the crabs are done.
  • Just before serving open the aluminium foil and grill uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • The curd mixture on the crabs should be fairly dry. Serve hot.