How to make Crab Curry -

Simple yet delicious – this crab curry is worth a try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Crabs (केकड़े), Scraped Coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Crab Curry

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Crab Curry Recipe

  • Crabs 6 large

  • Scraped Coconut

  • Coconut scraped 1/2

  • Garlic 8 cloves

  • Whole dry red chillies 8

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion sliced 1 large

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Boil crabs and clean them, only the body and claws are used (the crab claws can be lightly cracked and the body cut into half, to facilitate eating).

Step 2

Grind scraped coconut with garlic, red chillies, cumin seeds and turmeric powder to a fine paste.

Step 3

Heat oil on medium heat and sauté onion for two minutes. Add ground masala and sauté for a minute. Add tamarind pulp, salt to taste, crabs and one cup of water.

Step 4

Cover and simmer on low heat for fifteen minutes. Add little more water if necessary and cook till done.

Step 5

Sprinkle with garam masala powder and serve hot.

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