Tamil Nadu Recipes
 
Madras Crab Curry  


 
Ingredients
6 medium crabs or 2 lb crab claws 4 tbsps vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced finely 6 cloves garlic, sliced finely
1 " ginger, sliced finely 1 large tomato, chopped
6 green chillies, deseeded & chopped 6 tbsps dessicated coconut
salt to taste coriander leaves or lemon wedges
1 tsp aniseed
1 tsp poppy seeds
10 blanched almonds 1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 " stick cinnamon 3 cardamons, bruised
6 fl oz hot water  

Method
Remove large crab shells and discard any fibrous tissue found under the shell. Divide each body into four. Break large claws and crack with a hammer. Seperate smaller claws and leave whole. Heat oil and fry onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and green chillies until the onions are translucent. Remove from the oil then blend ina food processor and set aside. Dry roast the coconut, aniseed, poppy seeds and almonds and grind to a smooth paste. Mix in the garam masala, ground coriander and chilli powder and set aside. Reheat oil in large pan and fry the cinnamon and cardamons until aromatic. Add onion and spices paste and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add crab meat and claws and mix well. Add hot water and simmer for about 15 minutes until the meat is cooked. Garnish and serve hot. This dish can be made using 1 lb fresh crabmeat. Follow the same method but only use a quarter pint of water and simmer for 7-10 mins.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS MICRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 668 Carotene ( μg) 72.85
Protein (g) 28.02 Vitamin C (mg) 2.06
Carbohydrate (g) 28.07 Mg  (mg) 39.58
Fat (g) 49.45 Na  (mg) 3.17
Fibre (g) 1.47 K  (mg) 51.19
Minerals (g) 10.98 Mn  (mg) 0.33
Calcium  (mg) 3647.5 Zn  (mg) 0.50
Phosphorus  (mg) 676.25 Cr  (mg) 0.016
Iron  (mg) 1.12    

Modification

Use crab muscle instead of using small crabs for preparation

Ingredients:

6 medium crab muscle

4 tbsps vegetable oil

1 large onion, sliced finely

6 cloves garlic, sliced finely

1 " ginger, sliced finely

1 large tomato, chopped

6 green chillies, deseeded & chopped 6 tbsps dessicated coconut
salt to taste coriander leaves or lemon wedges
1 tsp aniseed 1 tsp poppy seeds
10 blanched almonds 1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander tsp chilli powdser
1 " stick cinnamon 3 cardamons, bruised
6 fl oz hot water  

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION PER SERVING

MACRONUTRIENTS
Energy (Kcal) 421
Protein (g) 22.85
Carbohydrate (g) 15.02
Fat (g) 29.87
Fibre (g) 1.47
Minerals (g) 7.83