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Creamy Crab Gravy: Easy & Satisfying Dish

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This “Creamy Crab Gravy” is a scrumptious dish that can be prepared easily at home! The luscious coconut flavored spicy crab dish is a befitting gravy to prepare over the weekend, invite some friends, and cherish a good lunch/dinner meal. The crab gravy can be made within 30 minutes (10-15 minutes preparing; 15 minutes cooking). The ingredient portioning given below is enough to serve 2 people. You can double the quantity to serve a family of 4 and so on.

Ingredients for Creamy Crab Gravy

  • 1 fresh ginger (about 3-inches)
  • 2 tablespoons fried onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • 1½ teaspoons coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 4-5 green cardamom pods (powdered/crushed)
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ packet of coconut milk (7-8 ounces)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut meat (grated)
  • 1 fresh tamarind (made to paste)
  • 1½ cans of crab meat (225-230 grams)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves (chopped roughly)
  • Water

Directions to prepare & cook the Creamy Crab Gravy

Prepare the crab meat; cardamom pods, ginger, coconut meat, onion & tamarind

  • Open the can of crab meat, drain the liquid, transfer to a mesh strainer, and rinse under cool running water for 1 minute.
  • Place the cardamom pods in a mortar and crush them. Discard the green skin and crush the tiny seeds.
  • Next, wash the ginger and peel it.
  • Grate the young coconut meat and keep aside.
  • Wash & peel the onion. Cut it in half and then slice it thinly.
  • Remove the tough tamarind skin and soak 3-4 tamarind pods in a small bowl of filtered water for 10-15 minutes. Discard the seeds and extract ½ tablespoon of pulp using your hands. Strain the pulp.

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Cook the Creamy Crab Gravy

Step 1: In the blender, add the ginger, fried onions, and fenugreek seeds with 1-2 teaspoons of water. Blend for 20-30 seconds to make a paste. Transfer the ginger-onion paste to a bowl.

Step 2: Now, in the fresh-made ginger-onion paste, add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, crushed cardamom, black pepper sauce, chili-garlic paste, & coconut oil. Mix well to get a smooth spice mixture. Keep aside.

Step 3: Place a deep pot on the stove over medium-high heat. Fill the pot with coconut milk. Wait for the milk to start simmering. Then, add the onion slices and coconut gratings. Stir once and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 4: Now, add the spice mixture and stir gently to mix it with the coconut milk. Next, drop the tamarind pulp and mix it again.

Step 5: Lastly, transfer the crab meat and cook for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle the freshly chopped coriander leaves. Turn off the stove, and serve warm. Your creamy crab gravy is ready! Devour it with coconut rice, rice noodles, or bread slices.