July 20, 2015

Crab Pepper Fry

Being and having couple of seafood lovers at home is a challenging thing to control the urge of buying crab during our market visit on Sundays. Crab also reminds me of my mom, as it is her most favorite one and always I make sure to prepare some recipe with crab whenever she comes down to see us. I am also happy and proud to say that this is my mom's recipe... Simple and easy to prepare yet flavorful and delicious fry. Instead of pepper powder, freshly dry roasted and ground pepper can also be used which enhances the flavor. This goes perfect with rasam rice and personally, I love to have this masala with plain rice.

Ingredients :

1/2 Kg Crab, cleaned and washed
1 Cup Onions, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Tsp Chilli powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
2 Tsp Coriander powder
1/2 - 1 Cup of  Water
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Pepper powder
1 Tbsp Oil
Handful of Curry leaves

Method :

Heat oil in a kadai / pan and add onions followed by tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.

Mix well and add the washed crabs.

Add water, close the lid and cook it till the color of crab turns pink.

Now add pepper powder and mix well.

Cook for more 5 mins or till the gravy turns little dry.

Garnish with curry leaves and switch off the flame.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with hot rice.