Posted by Allrecipeshub on Feb - 4 - 2016 under Slider Recipe
Ingredients
  • To make Chettinad masala
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 5
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Green Cardamom - 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Pepper corns - 3 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
  • Coconut - 1/3 Cup
    • To make Crab masala
  • DungenessCrab - 1 lb
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Onion - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Water - 1 Cup
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 40 mins Serving: 2 people

    Crab masala

    Chettinad Crab Masala :The crab meat cooked in a very flavorful chettinad masala is a spicy treat for Crab lovers.It is a mouth watering crab masala that goes well with rice,chapathi etc.Do try this and share your feedback to us:)

     

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    Directions

    • To make Chettinad masala paste:In a pan, dry roast cinnamon stick, Cloves, Star Anise, Green Cardamom, Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, Pepper corns, dry red chillies, Coriander seeds and coconut.Grind it to a smooth paste.

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    • To make Crab masala: In a pan,heat some Oil and temper it with mustard seeds and few curry leaves.To that, Add finely chopped Onions and saute until the onions are soft and translucent.

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    • Add Green chillies, ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw smell is gone.
    • Add chopped tomatoes and saute until they are soft and well cooked.

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    • Add Turmeric powder, Kashmiri Red Chilly powder(Reduce the spiceness as per your spice level), Ground masala paste and stir well.Add water and boil for 5 minutes.

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    • Once the gravy starts boiling, Add the cleaned crabs and cook for 15 minutes .If you are using small crabs , cook it for 8 to  10 minutes.

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    • Finally garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves.

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    • Tasty Flavorful Chettinad Crab masala is ready.Enjoyy!!!

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    Notes:
    • This crab masala  is a spicy one ,so if you want to reduce it,add peppercorns and chilly powder as per your spice level.
    • I have used Dungeness crab for this recipe.you can try it with other crabs also.

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