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Crab Masala
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By : Anita Raheja
Category : Shrimp-crab, Curries and gravies
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Wash the crabs well. Boil the crabs in sufficient water for few minutes (approximately 2 boils).
  2. Remove carefully and keep aside.
  3. Dry roast the peppercorns, fennel seeds, grated coconut and cinnamon on a medium flame till aromatic.Grind to a fine paste using little water.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  5. Add bay leaves. Saute for 2 to 3 seconds.
  6. Add onions and ginger- garlic paste. Saute on a low flame till the onions turn golden in colour.
  7. Add tomatoes and salt.
  8. Cook on a low flame till the tomatoes are tender.
  9. Add garam masala powder and red chilli powder.
  10. Cook on a low flame till oil separates.
  11. Place the crabs carefully in the onion- tomato mixture.
  12. Add the ground paste and one cup water.
  13. Cook on a low flame till the crabs are well coated with the gravy.
  14. Serve hot with rotis or steamed rice.
2 - medium sized crabs
3 - medium sized onions (very finely chopped)
3 - tomatoes (very finely chopped)
2 - bay leaves
1 1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
3/4 to 1 tsp - red chilli powder (or as per taste)
10 to 12 - peppercorns
1 tsp - fennel seeds
1 tbsp - grated coconut
1 stick - cinnamon
11/2 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
3 to 4 tbsp - oil
salt to taste
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