Crab Curry

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Published under: Crab

Crabs – 4, medium, cleaned and prepared
Oil – 4 tblsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Cloves – 6
Onions – 2, large, chopped
Black Pepper – 2 tblsp, ground
Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Coconut – 4 cups, desiccated
Fresh Coconut – 2 cups, grated
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

For Marinade:
Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch, chopped
Green Chillies – 4, chopped
Garlic – 10 cloves, peeled and chopped
Ginger – 2 tblsp, chopped
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Lime Juice – 2 tblsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

1. Grind all the marinade ingredients with some water to a chutney consistency.
2. Rub the marinade on the body and claws of the crabs.
3. Keep aside to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Grind the legs of the crabs with some water to a fine paste.
5. Sieve the paste thoroughly using a muslin cloth and extract the juice.
6. Keep aside in a bowl.
7. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
8. Add the cinnamon and cloves.
9. When the spices start to splutter, add chopped onions and fry until golden brown.
10. Add black pepper and all the powdered spices.
11. Fry for a minute.
12. Add the desiccated coconut and fry for 2 minutes till coconut turns brown.
13. Add fresh coconut, crabs along with marinade and juice extracted from the legs.
14. Add 4 cups of water.
15. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes till the flesh of crabs turns opaque.
16. Remove from heat.
17. Add garam masala powder and cover for 2 minutes.
18. Garnish with spring onions.
19. Serve with plain rice.

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rups February 23, 2010 - 6:56 am

Very nice recipe


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