Crab Masala Recipe

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Crab Masala – Delicious and tempting Crab Masala recipe can be prepared in your kitchen with ease. You can make them as a tea time snack or can serve it in lunch or dinner. Read More

Crab Masala – Delicious and tempting Crab Masala recipe can be prepared in your kitchen with ease. You can make them as a tea time snack or can serve it in lunch or dinner. This recipe is equally loved by children and adults. Hide

INGREDIENTS

1) Crabs 6

2) Oil 2 tbsp

3) Bay leaves 2

4) Black peppercorns 3-4

5) Cloves 2

6) Green cardamoms 2

7) Onions 4-5

8) Trumeric powder 1/2 tsp

9) Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp

10) Green Masala:

11) Fresh coriander leaves 1/2 bunch

12) Green chillies 4-5

13) Grated ginger 2 tbsp

14) Grated garlic 2 tbsp

15) Cloves 2

16) Black peppercorns 6

17) Cinnamon 1/2 inch

18) Coconut Masala:

19) Oil 2 tbsp

20) Coriander seeds 1 tbsp

21) Black peppercorns 2

22) Cloves 2

23) Cinnamon 1 inch

24) Onion 1 medium

25) Grated fresh coconut 1 1/2 cups

METHOD

1.Seprate the claws and cut the crabs into two.
2.Wash and remove gills and stomach sac.
3.Crack the claws lightly.
4.Grind all the ingredients for the green masala with approximately one tablespoon of water to a fine paste.
5.For the coconut masala, heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan.
6.Add coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon and saute for two minutes.
7.Add onion and continue to saute till onion turns pink.
8.Add the coconut and continue to saute on very low heat till the coconut turns brown, make insure that it does not burn.
9.Cool and grind to a very fine paste with half a cup of water.
10.Heat two tablespoons of oil in a kadai.
11.Add bay leaves, peppercorns, cloves and green cardamoms, and saute for two minutes.
12.Add the green masala and saute till fragrant.
13.Add onions and saute till golden brown.
14.Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and saute for a couple of minutes more.
15.Add the carbs and mix well.
16.Add one cup of water and salt to taste, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer till the carbs are cooked.
17.Stir in the coconut masala and half a cup of water.
18.When the gravy comes to a boil, remove from heat and leave to stand, covered, for about five minutes.
19.erve hot with steamed rice or chappatis.

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