Kallu Shaapu Crab Curry

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Crab curry is a specialty of Kerala’s toddy shops (kallu shaap). Enjoy the recipe for this lipsmacking favorite by Anusree Nath.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb fresh crab
  • Water (to cook the crab pieces)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 4 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Kitchen Treasures Meat Masala
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 3 large onions (thinly sliced)
  • 3 medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • 3 green chillies (slit open)
  • 8 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves

Preparation

  • Step1

    Boil water, add salt to taste and dip the crab pieces in the boiling water. Once the crab is cooked, remove from the water and keep it aside.

  • Step2

    Heat oil in a kadai. Add the ginger and garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes away.

  • Step3

    Add sliced onion and green chillies. Saute well.

  • Step4

    Add tomatoes to the mix. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and stir well.

  • Step5

    Once the gravy thickens, add pepper powder. Now add the cooked crab pieces to this gravy and stir well for 2 to 3 minutes until the pieces are coated by the masala.

  • Step6

    Add water and cook for some more time. Once the gravy thickens, turn off the stove. Add a pinch of pepper powder, and garnish with curry leaves and a drizzle of oil.

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