Tuesday, February 2, 2010

#1 CRAB CURRY RECIPE - Kurle Ambat - Delicious Indian Crab curry masala

Crabs are called KURLE in Konkani - and this is one of the classic Konkani seafood curries. The delicious and unique flavor of fresh crabs are mingled with coconut juice, chillies to give that stereotypical Konkani edge.

Two things are contribute to the delectable success of this recipe - crabs (kurle) have to be fresh and full, secondly they have to be opened up right into the cooking pan - so that none of the juices are lost.

As a tip - never marinade crab - not necessary - they go right into the pan. However, the longer they stay in the curry after cooking (and off the flame) - the more delicious they get.

Time to prepare crab curry (kurle ambat): 15 minutes
Serves: 4

crab curry recipe

Ingredients for the crab curry:
    crab curry recipe
  • 2-3 large sized crabs (this recipe is with sea crabs - royal blue tipped claws)
  • 1/2 cup coconut - grated
  • 3-4 green chillies slit long
  • 2 - onions (medium sized - chopped fine)
  • 1 tsp - fresh ginger garlic paste
  • 1  kokum (or half tsp tamarind pulp)
  • 1/2 cup - finely chopped coriander leaves
Method for Crab curry:
  1. Fry the green chillies and onion until brown.
  2. Grind the coconut, coriander, chillies and onion.
  3. Move the ground masala to a pan - add the crabs - adjust water till a pouring consistency - cover with a lid and cook until crabs are cooked - about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy with steaming hot rice!
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  1. Hello Mr. Srikanth

    Just wanted to drop you a note - thanks for this lovely recipe. This recipe takes us back to mom's cooking back in mumbai and karwar :-)

    Its been almost 4 months since we'd had kurle ambat!!

    Keep it up... are you also in the US?

    - Sumathi and Ramesh Vernekar

  2. Hi Srikanth,
    This blog is konkani foodie heaven. So many nice recipes. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing recipes.

  3. Thanks a lot for posting these Mangy recipes. I am always on the lookout for mangy recipes. well done!


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