Crab Masala

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When we brought home these following our experience with Crab catching, I needed a easy recipe for Lunch. So I rang amma and asked her for one such recipe. This is her version of cooking Crab. This is not a very spicy recipe. You could always up or down the spices used to suit the spice levels.I wasn’t able to capture great pictures as I was running out of time



Source : Mom

Serves : 3

Crabs : 3-4

Onions : 2 medium, sliced thinly

Tomato : 1 medium, chopped

Ginger garlic paste : 1 tsp

Chilli powder : 3/4 tsp

Turmeric : 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Curry leaves : few

Oil : 2 tsp

To Dry Roast and Grind :

Pepper : 1 tsp

Cumin : 1/2 tsp

Fennel/Saunf/Sombu : 3/4 tsp


Method :

Heat up Oil and add the sliced onions. Saute till they turn soft and translucent.

Add the ginger garlic paste.Saute till the raw smell disappears.

Now add the powders and the tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn mushy.

Add the Crabs and cover with lid. Let it cook in its own juices. 

After about 15 minutes, open the lid to check consistency. If cooked , add the roasted and crushed pepper, cumin and fennel powder. Remove.


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