Saute cumin seeds and fennel seeds . Curious for a method to do this with soft shell crabs from my butcher. If you are a seafood lover and love eating spicy dishes, then you should definitely try Sri Lankan Crab Curry. I have used Dungeness and snow crab for this curry, but any sort of crab will work. This look like a perfect bowl of comfort food! If you’re buying pre-frozen crab, make sure it’s from a source you trust and that the crabs were frozen soon after they were killed and cleaned. Starting with the curry. I like it hot, so I put in 4 to 5 serranos, but you may want to use less. Add the drumstick leaves or parsley or cilantro leaves and stir through while hot. Have demanded to make Some more crab curry. Serve This Crab curry with Pav, Bread Or Rotis. Add the corriander powder, chilly powder, jeera and sombu/aniseed powders and mix well. Female crabs tend to be more expensive, mostly because female crabs aren’t harvested nearly as much as the male ones, and female crabs also taste better (a little sweeter) in my experience. Use shrimp, lobster or a firm fish. While holding a crab half in one hand, use your other hand to pull each leg off … Sri Lankans really do take their crab curry seriously. Make sure to turn over/stir the crabs half way through cooking to make sure they are well coated with the gravy while being cooked. Set aside. Add the curry from the blender and mix well, then add the tamarind paste and mix again. I’m Dini, a third culture kid by upbringing and a food-geek by nature. Your email address will not be published. ¼ cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened) OR freshly grated coconut, I use 1 heaped tsp because we like it extra spicy, or 2 serrano peppers, sliced or slit in half, cleaned and cut in half (see video in post for cleaning instructions), If you can’t find curry, pandan or drumstick leaves, you can add some flat leaf parsley or cilantro instead. Tag me on Instagram at. Years ago, one of the readers of this site suggested I make crab curry, and, casting about for a good version, I settled on the one from Goa, in western India. This authentic crab curry recipe will make your mouth water. Add the tamarind paste, sugar, chili peppers, curry leaves and pandan and ¾ of the coconut milk from the can. It’s same spices used for Goan crab curry however added coriander and mint leave for the lovely flavor and green color. Made this tonight, and it was delicious! Definitely making this again. Can’t wait to give your recipes a try. Welcome to Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, the internet's largest source of recipes and know-how for wild foods. While stirring add … So unroasted curry powder provides a better balance of flavor for seafood curries, while roasted curry powder stands up well against other meat based curries. Looking for more recipes?Sign up for my free recipe newsletter to get new recipes in your inbox each week! Wish me luck, Made it for lunch. I do have some delicious seafood recipes that are fan favorites, and this easy crab curry is going to be a perfect addition to the lineup. Thank you so much for this gorgeous recipe! Crab Curry has to rank amongst the top contenders there. I make my I will now try this recipe at home and let you know. Thank you so much for letting me know Gayathrie! There are links on this site that can be defined as “affiliate links”. Make sure your crab is thawed and dry before placing it in the oil, or it may splatter. Submit your question or recipe review here. 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