Simple Crab Masala

Going to the market on Sundays to buy fish and vegetables is a ritual for Milo and me and we both enjoy it. I love to go to the fish market and I go mad looking at the variety of fish there.

Last Sunday as usual we went to the fish market and I got 4 different types of fish and we headed out. At the exit, Milo saw some crabs and he wanted me to buy them. I didn’t want to buy them since I had already picked 4 types of fishes and this would be too much for 3 of us (in laws and I). Milo has quit eating fish but still forces me to buy a variety.  He kept persuading me to buy those crabs. I finally got tempted, went in and bought them and this is the simplest crab masala I made and my FIL and I relished it. Here is the recipe….

Ingredients –

3 big crabs cleaned,

1 onion thinly sliced,

4 to 5 flakes garlic,

2 tsp red chili powder,

½ tsp turmeric powder,

2 tsp oil,

Salt to taste,

Grind to a smooth paste the following ingredients –

6 to 7 garlic flakes,

A piece of ginger,

A handful coriander leaves,

A piece of tamarind

Method –

Heat oil in a pan and fry garlic till light brown. Add turmeric powder and red chili powder and onions and fry for a minute or 2.

Add the ground paste and fry for a minute.

Now add crabs, salt and little water. Mix well cover and cook till the crabs are done.

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