Crab Masala Curry

Serves: 3-4


1 Dungeness crab, cleaned
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 turmeric powder
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon salt

4 kokum pieces, soaked in 1 cup warm water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Malvani masala OR garam masala
4 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
7-8 curry leaves
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 teaspoon white poppy seeds
1 tablespoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped cilantro


Heat oil in a 5 qt saute pan, over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add onions and curry leaves, and saute for 10 minutes, stirring every minute.
Meanwhile, marinate crab pieces in the marinade listed above.
Add poppy seeds, shredded coconut, paprika, garam masala, turmeric and half of the kokum water, and mix. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Using remaining kokum water, make a paste of all the sauteed ingredients in the blender.
Add this paste back to the pot, add crab along with the marinade. Add kokum pieces that were soaked in water and 1/2 cup of water.
Adjust salt and cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
Finally, garnish with cilantro and serve hot with white rice.]]>

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