Sunday, June 3, 2007

Crab Masala

CrabMasala
Sometimes It’s easier to decide to avoid fatty food but almost impossible to stick to the decision. Thought of favorite food melts willpower. Such a magical thought leads my husband to buy crab after a long time. Crab is one of his favorite sea food, he likes that in any form, but prefer to have crab masala with my confident touch. Eating crab is an art! Cleaning too. We need some practice for that. My husband is an expert in both.


CrabMasalaIngredients

1 kg medium size cleaned crab cut into 2 pieces(I reserved legs for making soup)
4 large onion slices
3 green chilies chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
1 inch ginger finely chopped
2,3 springs curry leaves
1 large tomato chopped
1tsp chili powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
1tbsp coriander powder
1 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

Method

Heat oil in a pan.Add onion,ginger,garlic,greenchilies and curryleaves.Saute until onion becomes golden brown then add all the powders and sauté for another 2,3 minutes.Add tomato and sauté till oil separates from masala.Add Crab and salt,Cook well under low flame.
Ahaaaaaaa Crab masala is ready…Serve with boiled Rice.

36 comments:

Asha said...

Love the first photo KF.Looks deliscious:))

indosungod said...

Looks yummy, don't blame you for the willpower meltdown, this Crab Masala will do that to anyone. Love it too but have never cooked it myself.

Sig said...

Oh fairy, that looks so yummy! Love crab too, and yeah Siv is the expert in cleaning the crab or any seafood for that matter, at my house :).

Hey, BTW post the recipe for the
soup too.... I've never had crab soup!

reena said...

fairy, i am a crab addict. i love it. i posted one in my blog too and it is almost similar. your picture is very clear and tempting.

Pravs said...

Ayyoo..it's like ages now, since i tasted crab... :(( looks sooooo delicious KF. orru piece plz...:P

Mishmash ! said...

Adipoli !!
Mole....ethu venamayirunno..??? pattumenkil njan paathram kondu odi kalanjene....I love crab dishes....and mummy is so good at prep'ng them....but thats one thing I have never tried cooking though....entho oru pedi :) I liked that shell plate too :)

Shn

KitchenFairy said...

Ashakka ..You are sweet yaar...Hugs to uuuuu

Indosungod..Frankly speaking I don't like crab that much.I will watch my husband..Haha Really he is talented to eating crabs..that itself make our stomach full..

Sig,You don't try to be expert..pinne allam thalayil aakum..Sure I will post crab soup for u..

Reena,I know I put a comment there..Only difference is in adding fenugreek powder,right?I will try that way next time..

Pravs..Pinne ente kanvante kothi kittan aanoo?Come to my place when u visit Dubai...I will give u a grand dinner..

Mishmash!Nona allatto..undakkiyappo njan oorthu ee kootukariye..Reena de post le comment manasil undayirunnu...Dubail aayirunengil njan vilichene..Satyam..Pls try ,its really easy..Only thing u have to take care ..Don't use nonstick pan ..It will damage..dear ethe ente special anne..Mappas pole copy adi alla..Preethi use cheyyu njan gaurantee enna mathiri"Recipe try cheyyuu njan guarantee"

Seena said...

Fairy,
I would make this with or without coriander pwds..pinney, I don't like this, so hubby gets it cleaned,pinney enikku cooking mathram. chilappo albhutham thonnum , enthina ethra kashtappettu ethu kazhikkunne..Any would I would make it for some crab kothiyans friends also..

KitchenFairy said...

Seena ..Comment vayichhe ellavarudem estangal padichittudne...Here also my hubby is an addict of crab and prawns..both are not good for him..for me tooooo

Geets said...

Yummy!Can I come over for dinner?

Jac said...

Drifted in from geets out of curiosity

Ah ! My eyes bulged, looking at the crab meat. My tongue tingled, water spurting inside my mouth like the waterfall in Niagra.

The crab...the crab that I am not supposed to eat...the crab that thickens my cholesterol count, but noooooooo way I can resist the temptation.
I am after all not a Jesus Christ.

I am stealing your recipe and giving it to our Nepali cook in the officer’s diner.

Am I a thief, stealing recipes? Yes, I am.
Well, as I told you, I am not Jesus Christ.

Thank you for sharing it.
I am adding you to mine, so that I can have a look here again, after I do a cholesterol lipid profile count.
If you don’t see me again here…it means bad news.
:))

Cynthia said...

Yes, yes, yes! Crab Masala rocks! and in your expert hands - they're gourmet! I love crab cooked this way. Great pics too.

RP said...

We had plans to visit the farmer's market(where we get live crabs) last friday, but couldn't make it. :( Hopefully this friday! But I am glad you made this. I don't add coriander powder either. Here too, cleaning crab is husband's job. Especially when they are live..they will be walking in my kitchen sink. I am scared. Our recipe is simple. Will post it sometime.. I want the crab soup recipe too. Is it an indian recipe? Do you know americans make crab cakes. :) Similar to our cutlets, but they call it cake.

Aruna said...

KF, The crab masala does look very good!!!!

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Sunitha said...

Hi
Crab masala looks great. My mom use to make varuthracha crab curry but i din try any crab dishes yet because i dont know how to clean. Anyway thank u for visiting my blog. i am happy to know that you are from UAE.

Mallugirl said...

u are cooking crab!i am jealous! i love crabs but can't find big juicy ones here.:(

Jyothsna said...

KF, You can always invite me over!! :))) Hehe, I've never tried crab, the sight puts me off. But have heard it tastes great!! I'd luv to try your trademark dishes!

Bharathy said...

He he nice to read that conv between u and mish mash..
Ithanu serikkum kothippikkal..evide enikku non veg prepare chyyan pattilla,ellarum pure veggies,ingane kandengilum ente aasa theerthotte :(..have never tried crab,recipe seems easy and nice..

Prajusha said...

hi fairy,
adipoli pics.have never tried crab.pinne clean cheyyunnathu egane ennonnum ariyilla.

Sandeepa said...

Yummmmmmmm..its been a while that I have cooked any crab.. quite a while actually. This looks so spicy and rich

Chinni said...

Wow Very nice recipe and gr8 photos.

deena said...

WoW!!...me & my husband love crabs..i shall soon post crab varutharacha curry..do have a look by visiting my blog..thanks

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O O I love this crab....YUM!....

Shilpa said...

Who needs rice in such a recipe? :) I'd be too busy sucking meat from the crab legs to bother, heh heh!!

Sia said...

LOL @ thought of favorite food melts willpower;) i know how difficult it is... cant comment abt the dish but must say it does look delicious:)

priar's, said...

OMG!!!
crab fry looks gr8.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
yummy looking crab masala!! crab soup??? waiting for that post...please do post it!!

Bharathy said...

Adutha post Kanan thidukkamayi...eppozhanavo??

Sia said...

where r u girl????????????

N said...

wow! thats quite an exotic dish. I dont eat crab, otherwise would have definitely given it a shot :)

sunita said...

I don't have crab...but your dish sure looks delicious :)

Sia said...

hey KF, long time, no see...

Nags said...

missing in action?

archana said...

Hridayam niranja Onasamsakal !
Hope you are doing fine.

remya said...

wow!!! fairy...my fav crab masala...kotheeyavunuu...crab kazhicka kalam marannuu.....looks superb

Sandeepa said...

what's up ? haven't seen you for a while now