How to make Malwani Crab Curry -

Crabs cooked with malwani fish masala, fresh and dried coconut – simply delicious.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fish (मछली), Crabs (केकड़े)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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For more recipes related to Malwani Crab Curry checkout Bengali Fish Curry, Fish Moilee, Steamed Fish , Lemon Steamed Fish . You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Kerala Fish Curry, Palak with prawns, Surmaichi Bhaji, Sesame Fish.

Malwani Crab Curry

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malwani Crab Curry Recipe

  • Fish Malwani masala 2 tablespoons

  • Crabs cleaned, unshelled with abdomen and claws 5-6 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Scraped coconut fresh 1/2 cup

  • Coconut dried grated 1/2 cup

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Take the crab abdomens and large claws in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix and set aside to marinate.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add 2 tablespoons chopped onion, mix and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Add fresh coconut, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add dried coconut, stir and sauté till brown. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 4

Extract the juice from the small crab claws by grinding in a mixer jar with ½ cup water. Strain into a bowl.

Step 5

Grind together the coconut mixture and garlic with ½ cup water into a fine paste.

Step 6

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add remaining onion and sauté till golden.

Step 7

Add prepared paste, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Add chilli powder and Malwani fish masala and mix well. Add little water, stir to mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Add the marinated crab abdomens and large claws, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 9

Add the strained crab juice, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 10

Add lemon juice and mix well. Add chopped coriander and mix well.

Step 11

Serve hot.

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