Saturday, May 3, 2014

Crab Masala Curry


Small Crabs - 4 or 6
Sliced Onions  - 2
Tomato chopped - 1

Green chilli - 3Coriander Leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tspSalt as per taste
Coriander leaves - few
Curry leaves - few


To Grind :-
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic Cloves - 6 or 8

To make Masala:-
Coconut ( Grated ) - 4 tsp
Chopped Onion - 1/4 cup
Peppercorn - 1/4 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1
Cardamom - 1
Star Anise - 1
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 1
Corainder Seeds - 1 1/2 tsp


To Prepare Masala:-
  1. Take a frying pan. Add 1/2 tsp of oil. Saute cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds. 
  2.  Add  onion about a minute.
  3. Now add peppercorn, cardamon, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise bay leaf, Saute all of them for about 3 mins on low or medium fire. 
  4. Add grated coconut.Once the coconut color changes to brown. 
  5. Turn off the flame and combine all of them into the grinder.
  6. Grind all of them to form a smooth paste.

To prepare crab masala curry:-
  1. In a wide pan heat oil, add cumin seeds. Once they start to sizzle add the curry leaves, onions and saute until they turn transparent.
  2. Add Ginger garlic paste and saut√© well until the raw smell goes out.
  3. Add tomato, green chilli and salt and coriander leaves.Let it cook until mushy.
  4. Then add chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Saute them for a minute.
  5. Add Masala paste into it. Mix well and saute for a min.
  6. Add the crab pieces and mix well until all the masala is well coated in the crab. 
  7. Add 1 cup of water . Close the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes in medium flame. 
  8.  Once the curry starts leaving oil and Switch off the gas .
  9. Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot with steamed rice. 
  11. The  crab masala curry also tastes great with Idly /Dosa.

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