Authentic Coastal Style Crab masala

Serves - 4
Cooking time - 30 mins
Tastes good when served with Rasam, Sambar rice


Sea Crab - 1 kg
Onion finely chopped - 2
Ginger - 4 to 5 inches long
Garlic - 2 or 20 pods
Green chilli - 4/5 according to taste

Oil , Salt - as required
Turmeric powder - 1 tea spoon
Tomatoes - 2 big
Mustard seeds - 1 table spoon
Fennel Seeds - 1 table spoon
Coconut (Coarsely ground) - 1/2 cup
Corriander leaves - for garnishing


Step 1:
Clean crab nicely.
Step 2:
Grind Chilli, Garlic and Ginger to a coarse paste
Step 3:
Heat oil in a kauai and tadka with mustard seeds , Curry leaves and Fennel
Step 4:
Saute onions and add ginger garlic and green chilli paste. Cook till raw smell leaves.
Step 5:
Add crab and mix well. Cover the kadai and cook till water separates from the crab. Adjust with salt and turmeric powder.
Step 6: 
Once Crab is cooked add tomatoes. Again cover the kadai with the lid and cook the tomatoes are mushy.
Step 7:
Add coarsely ground crab and cook for about 5 mins.
Step 8:
Garnish with coriander leaves


Do not add water while cooking crab as already crab leaves sufficient water which is required for cooking.