Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spicy Crab


10 no     baby crabs 
2  tsp     mustard seeds
30          green chillies finely chopped
50  g      onion chopped
3 tsp      ginger-garlic paste
10          curry leaves
50 g       tomato chopped
2 tsp      red chilli powder
1 tsp      turmeric powder
3 tsp      tamarind paste
5 tsp      oil
              salt to taste
finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish


1.     Wash the crabs thoroughly and cut each into two pieces.

2.     Heat the oil in a pan and crackle the mustard seeds. Add the green chillies, curry leaves, onions and saute till the onions are transparent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for about 3  minutes or till the onions are light brown.

3.     Add the chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir well and fry till the oil separates. Add the baby crabs, tamarind paste and salt. Add a little water if required and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for about 10  minutes.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

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