My husband's all time favourite have been and will be crab forever, especially if home cooked and spicy. He have ordered through a friend few days back and he brought it home today, the difficult part for cooking crabs will be cleaning it. This time we have got real huge crabs which weighs 1kg per crab, just imagine how tough it would be to clean it, lucky thing for me because they have the claws detached from the crab and half cleaned. I just had to wash and cook it, the taste was awesome and my husband was so happy it tasted so delicious with the thick gravy I cooked.
He said next week she should buy again, I must think of some other style to cook the crab. It is always fun to cook for people who really appreciate our work and effort. Okay now let me bring you to the recipe;
Look at how big the claw is....yummmm!!!
3 large crabs (cleaned, claws broken)
2 large onions sliced thinly
2 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
2 sprigs of curry leaves
3 tbsp of fish curry masala
3 tsp of chilli powder
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 large tomatoes sliced
10 pcs of bird eye chilli (for extra heat)
1/2 cup coconut cream
1 tbsp of jaggery
1 egg slightly beaten
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
In a bowl mix fish curry masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder and water to form masala paste, keep aside.
In a huge pan, heat oil then add cinnamon stick, star anise, curry leaves and onion fry lightly, now add ginger garlic paste fry until the aroma released. Add sliced tomatoes and bird eye chilli, let it turn mushy, now add in the masala paste and let it cook in oil for few minutes.
Then add water to the paste, depending on the amount of gravy needed as per preference then cover and let it cook for 10 minutes. Add salt and jaggery, let the gravy cook until gravy thickened, then add coconut cream mix well.
Now add the cleaned crabs and stir in well so that the crabs will cook and absorb the flavours in the gravy, crabs shouldn't be cooked for very long just wait until its shell turn colour and its ready to be served. I have removed the crabs to a serving platter before adding in the beaten egg to the gravy, adding egg will make the gravy thicker and yummy.
Now our Spicy Crab Curry is ready to be served.
Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!