Malvani Masala Crabs | How to make Malvani Masala Crabs

By Sandhya Nadkarni  |  19th Jan 2017  |  
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About Malvani Masala Crabs Recipe

The authentic taste of this Malvani curry comes from my mother's cookbook- Zanzaneet Non- Veg by Vaijayanti Rege (in Marathi)

The delicious and mouthwatering Malvani Masala Crabs is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Malvani Masala Crabs is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Malvani Masala Crabs. Sandhya Nadkarni shared Malvani Masala Crabs recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Malvani Masala Crabs. Try this delicious Malvani Masala Crabs recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Sandhya Nadkarni of Malvani Masala Crabs by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Malvani Masala Crabs can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Malvani Masala Crabs with other users

Malvani Masala Crabs

Ingredients to make Malvani Masala Crabs

  • Marinate together-
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind pulp
  • Sea salt to taste
  • About 1 kg crabs, cleaned, and cut
  • For the masala-
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 inch piece of cinnamon
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¾ cup shredded dry coconut
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • Other Ingredients-
  • 2 medium onions finely diced, divided
  • 1 tablespoon oil

How to make Malvani Masala Crabs

  1. Mix the marination ingredients together and rub the marinade well into the cleaned crabs. Set aside for half an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, make the masala. In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Fry the coriander seeds, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon, in that order, until the coriander seeds are deep golden brown and the other spices are fragrant.
  3. In the same pan, in the remaining oil, sauté the sliced onion and the garlic cloves until the onion starts to caramelize and the garlic is blistered and golden but not burnt.
  4. Add the shredded dry coconut and stir fry until it is toasted and golden. Add the chili powder and stir for a few seconds. Remove from heat.
  5. Grind together all the sautéed mixture with the tamarind pulp. Add ½ of the finely diced onion to it and set it aside.
  6. In a deep pan, or a pressure pan, add the tablespoon of oil and sauté the other half of the finely diced onion until it is translucent. Add the marinated crabs along with all the marinade. Add the masala paste and mix well.
  7. Add 2 cups of water and some additional salt. Cover and cook the crabs for about 20 to 25 minutes or until done. For pressure pan, cook on low for 8 minutes after the first whistle.
  8. Note- You can adjust the water according to how thick or thin you want the gravy.

My Tip:

Take time roasting the masala to a deep golden colour. It deepens the flavor of this amazing dish.

Reviews for Malvani Masala Crabs (1)

Neema Bhardwaj2 years ago

too good

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