Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kurla alley piyava Gashi/konkani style crab curry

Yesterday was our kids open day and my 2nd daughter passed with highest percentage and my son was not bad got A grade.So thought of celebrating and we went to near by fish market and got these giant crabs after so many days and it was absolute delight..we really enjoyed the day with our kurlo/crab konkani style curry.

Coconut -1/2(grated)
Red chillies-7-8(dry roasted)
Onion-2(finely chopped)
Ginger-1tsp(finely chopped)

How to clean the crab:-
  • Place the crab on the flat surface ,belly side up.
  • Now you will see triangular -shaped belly flap,just pull that off  by holding the belly part tightly with your left hand and with your right hand  thumb try to pull off the shell like how you open the tiffin box and shell comes out easily.
  • Now with a creaser cut off the ends of the legs and separate the claws from the crab.
  • Now pull off the spongy gills and small paddles which is over the belly of crab.
  • Now wash it under the water and cut into half from the centre of the belly to two pieces and keep aside.

  • Marinate the crabs with ginger,onion and salt and keep aside for 20 mins
  • Now grind coconut and red chillies to fine paste.
  • Put the ground masala in a sauce pan and add 2 cups of water and adjust the gravy and bring to boil.
  • Now add the marinated crabs and boil further 10 mins or until crabs turns  to red color  and switch off the flame.let it cover for 10 mins before serving.
Note:- you can add some tamarind juice and green chillies and little coconut oil  while boiling to get that extra taste.