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Sri Lankan Crab Masala

Sri Lankan Crab Masala

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My father's secret recipe. One of the dishes from our weekend menu. It's a fantastic dish goes well with jeera rice / cumin rice. The crabs can be served for about 7-8 people.

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 30 mins

Main

Indian, Malaysian


Ingredients

Servings:  
6 crab
8 chilli peppers (dried)
2 chilli peppers (fresh)
2 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
1⁄2 tsp mustard seeds
1 cinnamon stick(s)
3 clove(s)
1 tsp black pepper
1⁄2 coconut (desiccated or grated)
3 shallot(s)
1 tbsp ginger
4 garlic clove(s)
2 curry leaves stalk(s)
2 tomato(es)
crab
1 coconut milk
1 salt
1 coriander

Nutrition per Serving

539 kcal
40 g
41 g
12 g

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If you are a seafood lover and love eating spicy dishes, then you should definitely try my Sri Lankan Crab Masala. This Masala Crabs is non-vegetarian prepared using crab meat, shallots and coconut milk, and goes well with jeera rice (cumin) or also with chapattis or parathas.  This masala ingredient is cooked to perfection with the flavors and ingredients. This quick non-vegetarian dish is best when you prepare it at home. To make this dish more indulgent and creamy, you can add some fresh yogurt. This infusion will make this dish even more delicious! If you are someone who loves juicy meat. This will make the meat more tender and juicy. You can add some yogurt salt as required and chili powder and a small teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste. Doing this will make your dish very delicious and flavorsome. This masala crabs perfect for a Sunday lunch or for special occasions.  Prepare this recipe for your guests to have the feel of being a Sri Lankan. Try cooking this Masala Crabs for your loved ones and I bet my bottom dollar they will just simply love it.

Yummy Yummilicious…….


Steps to Prepare

Sri Lankan Crab Masala Step 1

Step 1 of 5

    • 6 crab

Crabs 5 to 6 clean & apply turmeric powder & salt ....keep aside

Step 2 of 5

    • 8 chilli peppers (dried)
    • 2 chilli peppers (fresh)
    • 2 tsp coriander
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1⁄2 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 cinnamon stick(s)
    • 3 clove(s)
    • 1 tsp black pepper

For Grinding: Dry Roast following ingredients 7-8 dried red chillies 2 fresh red chillies (if you want it a little spicy) 2tsp coriander seeds 1tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1small pc cinnamon stick 3 cloves 1tsp black pepper

Step 3 of 5

    • 1⁄2 coconut (desiccated or grated)
    • 3 shallot(s)
    • 1 tbsp ginger
    • 4 garlic clove(s)

Blend Into fine paste: Grated coconut half, Onion 1, Ginger small piece & 4 cloves garlic.

Sri Lankan Crab Masala Step 4

Step 4 of 5

Now heat cooking oil of your choice in a pan, add dry spices, curry leaves, 2 chopped onion and 2 tomatoes chopped fry for a while then add ground masala, bring it to boil by adding required amount of water.

Sri Lankan Crab Masala Step 5

Step 5 of 5

    • crab
    • 1 coconut milk
    • 1 salt
    • 1 coriander

Now add crab pieces cook until done and for gravy thickness I added 1 cup of thick coconut milk, add required amount of salt by tasting... garnish with coriander leaves.

Published: October 13, 2019


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