Spicy Crab Curry – True Indian Style


By Tahira

crabs-11 Seafood, considered a delicacy worldwide has to be included in my diet especially during winters. Though I have never tried having the squeaky octopus (which I want to, of course), edibles, like pomfrets, squids, snails, crabs have never missed my culinary palette.

Last winter, I went home to spend Christmas with my family. Holidays make me crave for more such delicacies. This time I was determined to have crabs. Winters are the best time to have these crustaceans as they are full of meat – juicy and succulent. So, without wasting one Saturday morning I rushed to the local fish market and bought 1 kilo crabs (yes you can buy crabs from a fish market.

Cleaning these crustaceans can be a daunting task if you are doing it for the first time. Nonetheless, after achieving the feat I finally ended up concocting this seafood delicacy in the kitchen. Here’s the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

Crab-Curry-IndianIngredients

  • 6 nos big size crabs
  • ¼ cup ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • ¼ cup curd
  • ¼ cup onion paste
  • few whole garam masala
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp whole jeera
  • 4 nos bay leaf
  • Salt according to taste
  • ½ cup fresh coriander chop
  • ½ cup oil

Method

Wash and clean crabs thoroughly. Boil them in a heavy bottomed pan and keep aside. Heat cooking oil in a pan. Now put whole jeera, bay leaf and whole garam masala. Also, put all other masalas and fry it for few minutes until oil removes from pan. Now put crab and mix with all masalas. Add water and allow it to boil. Keep it covered for 10 minutes on a slow flame.

Garnish it with fresh coriander and serve hot.

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