Crab masala

King crab masala, this is my uncle’s favorite dish and that is one good reason that aunty cooked this dish occasionally; and my husband desperately wanted to taste it. A delicious serving of crab masala is ready, enjoy as a meal with steamed rice and freshly ground mint-coriander chutney.

Ingredients:

  • Crab: one or two, ~ 250 gm.
  • Onion:  one (Medium)
  • Tomato: one (Medium)
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Ginger: 2” piece
  • Garlic: 5-6 clove
  • Cumin: half teaspoon
  • Black pepper: 10-12 grains
  • Green cardamom: 1 no.
  • Black cardamom: 1no.
  • Bay leaf: 1no.
  • Star anise: 1 no.
  • Clove: 2no.
  • Cinnamon: 1” piece
  • Mace: 1” piece
  •  Whole Red chili: 1no.
  • Green chili: 1no.
  • Fresh coriander leaves: 10 gm.
  • Salt: 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard oil/any cooking oil: 2-3 tablespoon
  • Water: 2 cup

Preparation:

  1. Chop tomato and onion. Keep aside.
  2. Take half of the chopped onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and powder masala, and grind all together to make fine masala paste. Keep aside.
  3. Wash and cut crab into pieces.

Method:

  1. Take fry pan, heat oil.  When it smokes add cumin, bay leaf, red chili, green chili and whole Garam masala, sputter for few seconds, add left out chopped onion and fry till it becomes translucent. (About 2-3 minutes)
  2. Add crab; stir fry on lower medium flame for couple of minutes and cover it. Occasionally stir it, after 6-8 minutes; add masala paste in it. Stir fry (keep it stirring otherwise it may burn) till it starts releasing oil.
  3. Add two cups (as per requirement of gravy) hot water, mix it, and put cover.
  4. When it comes to boiling lower the flame, cook till it is done. (About 8-10 minutes). Add Garam masala powder, mix it and put off the flame.
  5. Now, Crab masala is ready to serve. You may garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice.
    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab

    Crab

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    heat oil

    heat oil

    add cumin, bay leaf, red chili, green chili and whole Garam  masala

    add cumin, bay leaf, red chili, green chili and whole Garam masala

    add chopped onion

    add chopped onion

    Add crab

    Add crab

    stir fry on lower medium flame

    stir fry on lower medium flame

    add masala paste

    add masala paste

    add masala paste

    add masala paste

    Stir fry

    Stir fry

    Stir fry

    Stir fry

    Add hot water

    Add hot water

    Add Garam masala

    Add Garam masala

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

    Crab masala curry

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