A lovely Sunday morning to all!
In todays post I wanted to share my love-sea food. I am a sea food fan and practically love all kinds of it:-)
One such dear crustacean friend of mine from this world is someone who is so versatile (soft shelled, hard shelled)that you will fall in love with it...familiar to many as their own sunsign and not so familiar to many being also the name of a small city in India!
He is known as khekda, curlya, chimbori and more commonly as the Crab!!!
This little buddy is full of protein, vitamins(especially Vitamin B12) minerals (salt and potassium) and assures you to rock your taste buds.
You can taste this magnificent shiny explosion of taste in multiple formats.
Use in salads, or add it to your favorite soup or stew recipe. Use it as a filling in sandwiches or stuff it in your whole chicken recipes...you can also try the way I like the best in which the crab is definitely standing out as the shining star...
The crab curry!!!
For this instance i picked up crabs from the Fremont Ranch 99 outlet. Always fresh!
My spicy crab masala recipe begins:-
1 cup onion paste
1 cup fresh coconut grated, fried and ground into a paste
1 tea spn coriander seeds
5-6 red chillies
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2-3 finely chopped garlic
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
½ tea spn tamarind extract
Oil 2 tea spns
Salt to taste
Clean the crabs. If the crab is big, cut them into 2 pieces
Heat 1 tea spn of oil in a wok.
Fry coriander seeds, peppercorns, cloves and grind them with red chllies.
Heat remaining oil and fry onions till they are slightly brownish.
Grind the onions and coconut to a smooth paste
Now in the wok,add ground masala, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, chopped garlic, onion-coconut paste,tamarind pulp and add salt, red chilli powder and cook for 2-3 min. Add some water.
Now add the crabs and cook for around 12-15min.
Enjoy the spicy crab masala with rice or appam or neer dosa!