I had to wait to reach Dubai to try out some crab recipes! Back home in Kerala, no one likes it, and they are even afraid to watch it.. :) There, kids are familiar with crabs only when the fish vendor shows them, the crabs he got with other fishes accidentally.This is a simple recipe for cooking crabs as we usually do for prawns.
curry leaves few
corriander leaves few
garam masala powder 2 pinches
vinegar 2 Tb sp
pepper powder 2 tsp
red chilly powder 4 tsp or as desired
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
garlic cloves 5
ginger 1 inch piece
fennel seeds 1/4 tsp
green chillies 3
How to prepare
Cut and clean Crabs.
Heat oil, saute chopped onions until transparent.
Add ground paste, stirr for one minute.
Put chopped tomatoes, with pepper powder,salt,curry leaves, turmeric powder and chilly powder.
Stir and cook until tomatoes are mashed well.
Add crabs into this.
Close the pan, cook crab on a low flame.
Check after 5 minutes,if there is no water, pour 1/4 cup water and mix well.
Cook for 20 minutes.
Add vinegar, mix and check for salt, if needed add more.
Add garam masala, coriander leaves and mix well.
Remove from fire, serve hot.
If you need more sourness increase the amount of vinegar.