If you are craving some spicy seafood, then we have the perfect recipe for you. Crab Masala is a delicious medley of spices and aromatics that you can easily cook at home. Succulent and soft crab meat is best enjoyed when cooked with a host of spices. Crab meat is also a good source of vitamin B12 and proteins. Make this Crab Masala recipe and relish a nutritious meal. Check out the recipe below.
Take a pan and add some vegetable oil to it. Heat the oil over medium flame. Once it is hot, add the cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves and cardamom. Once they turn aromatic, add the onions and cook until golden brown. Then add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Sauté the mixture. Then add tomatoes and a little water. Cover the pan and let the ingredients simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
Add a bit more water into the pan. As the oil starts to separate, add salt and the crab pieces into the gravy. Cover the pan and let the crabs and gravy simmer for 10 minutes. Add a bit more water after 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.
Once the crab changes its colour to a deeper shade, you will know that it is cooked.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cook the crabs separately?
Yes. You can cook the crabs separately and then add them to the gravy. To cook the crabs, take a saucepan and add ½ cup of water to it. Then add salt and turmeric and cook the crabs in this water for 3 minutes. Strain and set aside. You can use the rest of the water for preparing the gravy.
For how long can I store the Crab Masala?
You can refrigerate the crab masala in an airtight container for 2-3 days.