Monday, July 12, 2010

Crab Curry

AJ loves crab like anything. He ll have the crab legs even with tea as a snack, however you prepare it. We got the cooked & frozen snow crabs from Walmart. Though they don’t give the taste of the live crab which we get back home, this was also delicious.






Ingredients:
Crab                                     --    1 kg
Onions                                  --    2 big onions
Ginger garlic paste                 --    2 tsp
Green chillies                         --    3 -4
Tomato                                 --    1 medium size
Turmeric powder                   --    ½ tsp
Coriander – Chilly powder mix  --    5 -6 tbsp
Coconut                                 --   ½ of a medium size coconut
Mustard seeds                        --   ½ tsp
Curry leaves                           --   1 stem
Coriander leaves                     --   2 -3 stem
Oil                                         --    2 tbsp
Salt                                        --    to taste

Preparation of Crab Curry:

Cut and clean the crab into small pieces and keep them aside.



Fry the shredded coconut and grind it to a fine paste/liquid form. Keep it aside. (See here)

Fry the mustard seeds in oil. Once it pops out, add the chopped onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Once the onions are translucent add the chopped tomatoes.


 

When they turn squishy, add the turmeric powder and masala powder. Fry for a minute and then add the ground coconut. Add water as per the gravy required. Once it starts boiling, add the crab and let it cook on a low flame.


 


 

Garnish with chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves before turning off the flame.



24 comments:

  1. Love the step by step pictures Nitha..Lovely curry..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  2. OMG !!! This is my favourite sea food. looks super yummy. Thanks for this detailed recipe.

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  3. Yum yum .. my favorite..Definitely i will experiment ...:)

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  4. Crab curry kollam. Nice one.

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  5. Really delicious and looks great....

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  6. wow nita deicious crab masala.. we likes this crab curry.. i used to add some pepper too.. that give nice flavor

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  7. Looks delicious...i have to start cooking with some crabs now..

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  8. looks awesome n i am sure its yummy too ....

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  9. my husband made this a few weeks back..i did not even dare try it :)

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  10. Eons ago, my grandmother made this for me. But its long since I tasted crab. I don't even know how to clean it :-(.. The curry looks very inviting and reminds me of my darling grandma..
    I came to your blog for the first time and I like all your recipes. Looking forward to connect with you.. Following you..
    -RV (www.foodfor7stagesoflife.com)

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  11. I m not a big fan of crab foods. But my hubby loves it...let me giv a try and delight him. Thanx for sharing dear...!

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  12. Heyy Nitha - A friend of mine, Meera Balan suggested your blog to me and am I happy she did that or what! Great job with the blog. Hope to see more awesome recipes here.. :)

    Manju

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  13. Oh no its been so long that we had this at our house....Now with ur pics u r tempting me to do it now....it came out very perfect and nice....

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  14. Crab curry looks mouthwatering and delicious Nitha! My hubby loves crabs ...he can have those with tea too. Guess we have something in common :-))

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  15. Mouthwatering pics dear! My hubby's fav crab curry is here! Yummmmmmm :)

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  16. woo i have tasted once and i had loved it..never dare to try at home..ur curry make me drool..

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  17. i love crabs and its been ages i had it..so tempting one nita...

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  18. wow my favourite one. kurachu chorum kude undayirunnekil adipoliayirunnu

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  19. same with my Husband. he is crazy about crabs and if he sees this dish he would pester after me to make him some. lovely click.

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  20. Superb crab curry...Njangalkku crab eshtamannu but I have never tried preparing it..Your pictures are tempting me to to try it soon..

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  21. I too love love love crab curry....have'nt had it in a while.....since the crab we get here stink like anything, we seldom buy it....how sad.

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  22. I better don't show this to my son. He just loves it very very much... We love to have just crab curry alone..waiting to go to India to have some of it.

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