Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crab Pepper Masala


Crab - 8
Onion - 2
Tomato small - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teasp
Pepper - 2 teasp
Jeera / cummin - 1 teasp
Red chilli powder - 2 teasp
Turmeric powder - 1 teasp
Scraped coconut - 1/4 cup
Corriander Seeds - 3 teasp
Corriander leaves- to garnish
Oil - 5 teasp
Salt - as needed

  • Clean the crabs.You can click HERE to see how to clean crabs.
  • Add oil to the frying pan. After the oil gets heated, add finely chopped onions, tomato, ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • Roast corriander seeds without oil.
  • Add roasted corriander seeds, coconut, pepper, jeera, red chilli powder and grind it to a paste adding very little water.
  • Add the masala to the pan and saute well.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt.
  • Add the crabs to the pan and gently turn them.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and close the pan.
  • After the crabs get cooked, turn again gently.
  • Cook till the masala thickens in a medium flame.
  • Garnish with corriander leaves when the dish is ready.

Learnt from: Mrs. Jothi, my mother-in-law

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