Monday, 4 July 2016

Crab Masala Crispy Fry

Crab Masala Crispy Fry.....

Today the lady who works for me got me few land crabs (Gauti Crabs) available during the rainy season. They were medium in size. Since it is raining, I though why not fry it, instead of making curry... It goes well with steam hot rice and dal. 

For Cleaning the Crab....
Ingredients 
6 Medium whole Crabs
Salt to taste 
Boiled hot Water 

Method
Take boiled hot water, add salt. Deep the crabs in the water for 2 minutes. Remove it. Turn the crab and remove the soft shell. Crack open the crab from the centre.

For Marinating the Crab
Ingredients 
Crabs
Juice of 1 Lime
1 tbsp Garlic paste
1/2 tbsp Ginger paste
1/2 tbsp Chilli paste
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Curry powder
1 tsp Chilli powder 

Method
Take the crabs, add lime juice, salt, curry powder, chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and chilli paste. Rub all the spices well into the crab and in between the cracked shell. Keep it for 30 minutes. 

For Frying the Crab
Ingredients 
Marinated Crabs
1/2 cup All Purpose flour
1/4 cup Fine Semolina 
3 tbsp Rice Flour
1/4 tsp Baking soda 
1/4 tsp Chilli Powder 
Salt to taste
Oil to fry 

Method 
Take a mixing bowl, add All Purpose flour, Semolina, Rice flour, salt, chilli powder and  Baking soda. Mix it well. Add little water at a time to make dropping consistency batter. Heat oil in a wok.  Take a crab, coat it well with the batter. Gently put the crab in the oil, fry on low medium heat till golden brown on both the sides. Serve it with lime and onions...