Spicy Crab Masala Recipe
Spicy Crab Masala Recipe is made with a thick gravy of coconut, onions, ginger, and other spices. Monsoon in India has added to the craving for hot & absolutely spicy food. Also, crabs are one of the home remedies for bad cold. Remember to choose smaller freshwater crabs while making this recipe since the smaller ones are more tender, juicier and tastier. Here is a spicy version of crab masala to side up with steamed rice and rotis with Dal tadka and Carrot Ribbon Salad With Asian Sesame Dressing.
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- 4 Crabs
- 6 Fresh coconut , chunks
- 5 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 2 inch Ginger
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 3/4 cup Onion , fried
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 2 Tomato , finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder , adjustable
- 1 teaspoons Red Chilli powder , adjustable
- 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , to taste
- Oil , as required
How to make Spicy Crab Masala Recipe
To prepare Spicy Masala Crab Recipe, get all the ingredients handy and grind the masala ingredients fried onion, coconut, cinnamon, bay leaf, ginger, garlic & coriander leaves - to a fine paste.
In a kadai/wok, heat some oil and saute the onion.
Add the crabs and sauté to coat them with oil.
After the crab changes it color to deeper in 10 minutes on a medium heat, start adding the dry spice powders - turmeric powder, coriander powder, Kashmiri red chilli, red chilli powder and salt as per taste. Stir in all the spices to ensure that the crab is coated well with spices.
Add the chopped tomato, stir them into the crab mixture. Add 1/2 cup of water, since crab cooks in its own moisture in meat as well.
Cover with a lid and cook on simmered flame for 5-6 minutes, until the water from the meat starts oozing out.
Remove the lid and check for the spice levels, and adjust.
Pour in the ground masala and cook on a low flame with lid closed, for another 15-20 minutes.
You may continue cooking to adjust the consistency of the gravy as desired.