Monday, January 12, 2015

Crab Sukkha

Ingredients :

Crab : 2 leg pieces (Here in US we get large cooked leg pieces; you can use 1kg of normal crabs)
Oil : 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 10-12
Onion : 1
Tamarind Paste : Soak a gooseberry sized tamarind ball in half cup of hot water
Salt according to Taste

For Masala :
Coriander Seeds : 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Poppy Seeds : 1.5 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli : 8-9
Byadagi Chilli : 7-8
Garlic Pods : 4-5
Grated Coconut : 1/2 cup

1. Clean the crabs and set it aside; Dry roast the ingredients under Masala and grind it into a smooth paste with a little water.
2. In a pan heat oil and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
3. Add sliced onions and fry till they turn pink. Add tamarind paste into it followed by crab (let it cook in the steam).
4. Since mine was cooked I added the paste directly. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 5 min till the water is dried.