Friday, March 16, 2012

Spicy Crab Meat Masala



INGREDIENTS
  • Crab meat - 1 lb
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Coconut powder/grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamom stick - 1 inch
  • Peppercons - 4
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1&1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic cloves -2 to 3
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cilantro - 3 to 4 tbsp

PREPARATION
  • Clean the crab meat and apply salt and tumeric powder .Keep it aside.Let it marinate for about 20 minutes.
  • Place the pan on medium flame and add oil into it.
  • When oil heats up add cloves,cinnamom stick and peppercons.Fry it for a minute and take it out into one plate.
  • Then add fennel seeds and sesame seeds and fry for a minute.Take it out into the same plate.
  • If oil is less in the pan add little more oil and add ginger pieces and garlic.
  • Fry for a while and then add diced onion.Fry till onion slightly changes its colour.
  • Then add coconut powder  and fry till coconut turns light brown in colour.
  • Take out all the fried ingredients into the plate and let it cool before you grind it.
  • When fried mixture cools down  grind it to the smooth paste.
  • Keep the grounded paste thick.Do not add too much of water.
  • Take the same pan and add the remaining oil into it.
  • Now add marinated crab meat and give a good stir.
  • Close the lid and cook for about 2 minutes.Then add grounded paste and mix well.
  • Add all the dry masala powder and stir well.
  • Check for a salt if needed you can add little more.
  • Add little water and close the lid and cook till crab meat cooks well.
  • When done garnish it with cilantro and serve with chapathi or rotis.