Friday, July 8, 2011

Crab masala

Crab is a very easy ingredient to work with.I know its a bit difficult to clean, I didn't clean it for the recipe.Got it cleaned already.But my mum says its not all that difficult.

For this recipe you would need

  • Onions 2 large chopped finely
  • Tomatoes 2 large cubed
  • Crabs cleaned 4 nos
  • Green chillies 2 slitted
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Aniseed 1tsp
  • Garam masala whole 3 4 of each (cardamoms,cinnamon,cloves)
  • Curry leaves 5 6 sprigs
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric/haldi 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander power 1 n half tsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2tsp or as required
  • water about a cup
  • oil 2 tablespoons
-In a pan, add the oil, once it heats, add mustard,curry leaves,garam masalas and aniseed to splutter,then add the onions and fry till translucent.
-Add the ginger garlic paste to the pan and fry well.
-Add the tomatoes and fry well.Add a pinch of salt this will make the tomatoes to mash well sooner.
-Add the dry powders and fry well until the oil starts leaving the sides.
-Add the cleaned crabs and fry well in the gravy.Add the water and let the crab soak up all the gravy.
-Add haldi and salt to taste.
-Garnish with curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice or chapatis/naan. 

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