This is one dish all four of us (yes even my 2 yr old) just love love love and love. When we were in chennai, our fish shopping would never be complete without crab. So this was a regular dish every sunday afternoon. This preparation is a kallu shap (toddy shop) recipe and I got this from Vanitha Pachakom Magazine.
Crab: 1/2 kg
Onions: 2 large diced
Garlic: 10 cloves chopped fine
Ginger: 1 inch chopped fine
Green chillies: 2 slit
Tomato: 2 medium chopped
Turmeric powder:1/4 tsp +1/4 tsp
Pepper: 1 tsp
Chilly powder:2 tsp
Garam Masala:1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves: to garnish
Salt and Oil: as required
Marinate the crab with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp pepper powder and salt.
Cook the marinated crab in 1 cup water.
Now heat oil in a kadai and throw in the onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
When it is brown, add the masala (chilly, turmeric and garam masala)
Saute for a minute and add the tomatoes.
When the tomatoes are half cooked, add the cooked crab and mix everything properly and let it get roasted for a few minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as an appetizer or with rice/chapatis.