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Recipe : A Spicy Crab Preparation with Aromatic Spices and Roasted Coconut
By Flavy D`Almeida, Mangalore


6 Medium sized Crabs
2 Medium onions, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 Grated coconut
1" chopped ginger
5 cloves chopped garlic
6 whole red chillies
2 sticks cinnamon
8 to 10 cloves
4 pods cardamom
3 tbsp. coriander Seeds
3 Sprigs curry leaves
3 Green chillies, slit
12 peppercorns
Salt to taste
1 cup water


Rinse the crabs in running water. Remove the shells and cut each into two pieces. In a pan, roast coconut till light brown and keep aside. Roast red chillies, cinnamon, cloves, cardamon, pepper and coriander seeds lightly, Grind them together with coconut,ginger and garlic. Heat oil add onion, tomatoes, green chillies, curry leaves and saute till brown.  Add the ground paste and cook till the oil separates from the gravy. Add crabs and stir. Add water, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust salt. Serve hot with boiled rice.

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asha, atturSunday, June 12, 2016
can u tell us where to add the Tomatos ??????
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Quintin Sequeira, Abu DhabiThursday, February 26, 2015
I would prefer to add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds as well to crackle in heated oil along with the curry leaves. Really increases the aroma.
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Rita, GermanySunday, May 25, 2014
@Sujita,Usually when you saute onion becomes Brown add tomatoes and let it fry till oil leaves ,add then your ground paste and later cook as in recipe described.coconut is meant for to grind paste .(as I do)
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sujitha, mangloreTuesday, May 20, 2014
what did u do with coconut and tomato. you didn't mention
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Sylvia, Mangalore/MumbaiThursday, October 03, 2013
I try recipes with good reviews and this is one of them. Added 2 tsp. vinegar to the masala. Tasted wonderful!
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flavia, mangaloreWednesday, September 04, 2013
iguess add tomatoes after u fried the onions then add masala paste. I did not try but i assume this is correct.
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Madam - Flavy D`Almeida, Please tell us when to add tomatoes?
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Nora D'Souza, Puttur/DubaiSunday, November 25, 2012
I tried this reciepe and it came out very yummy...Thanks for sharing.
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Elveena D'sa, Mangalore/ dubaiTuesday, December 07, 2010
Hello...i tried ur reciepe...and it was awesome....all were licking...their fingers ...HE HE HE ...thank you for posting..
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Rita, KuwaitMonday, August 30, 2010
where to add the tomatoes?
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