Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry

Kekda Masala or Crab Masala is a delicious crab dish made in Maharashtrian style influenced by Malvani cuisine The masala is prepared using various different spices and coconut.

Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry

Kekda Masala or Crab Masala is a delicious crab dish made in Maharashtrian style influenced by Malvani cuisine The masala is prepared using various different spices and coconut.

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Seafood

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 07 Jul 2016

Rating: 3
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 1

Clean the crabs and wash well under running water, keeping the small claws aside. Add haldi powder, salt and juice of one lemon and apply on the crabs with your fingers.

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Step 2 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 2

Add a little water to the small claws of the crab and blend to a paste in the mixer and remove the juice. Keep aside.

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Step 3 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and roast the sliced onions. When they start to turn brown, add the grated coconut and roast for 5 minutes.

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Step 4 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 4

Now add the whole red chilies and roast for 2-3 minutes more.

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Step 5 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 5

Add garlic ginger paste to the roasted ingredients and grind to a fine paste.

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Step 6 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 6

Heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions till golden brown in color.

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Step 7 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 7

Add the marinated crab and cook for 3-4 minutes.

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Step 8 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 8

Add the ground masala paste, the claw juice extract and ghati masala.

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Step 9 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 9

Cover the pan and cook on a low flame till the oil separates from the masala.

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Step 10 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 10

Add tamarind pulp and some salt, if required and cook till the curry comes to a boil

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Step 11 Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry Recipe

Step 11

Serve Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry with steamed rice.

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