Crab Xec Xec

Crab Xec Xec

A traditional Goan crab curry a blend of rich spices and coconut.

CRAB XEC XEC
A traditional Goan crab curry a blend of rich spices and coconut
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Ingredients
  1. 4 medium Crabs, cleaned
  2. 5 tbsp desicated coconut, (can use fresh grated too)
  3. 5 Kashmiri chillies
  4. 2 Green chilies, slit
  5. 2-3 flakes of garlic
  6. small piece of ginger
  7. 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  8. 5-6 Black peppercorns
  9. 2-3 cloves
  10. 2 Onions, medium, sliced
  11. 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  12. Small pinch of tamarind soaked in hot water
  13. Salt for seasoning
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash the crabs, break into half, remove the legs if required. Add salt.
  2. 2. In a pan, roast the coconut until light brown(do not add any oil)
  3. 3. Roast the chillies , add the finely chopped onions.
  4. 4. In a blender grind the coconut, roasted chillies, onions, garlic, ginger and the spices. Add the water in which the tamarind was soaked, making sure not to add any seeds. Add water if required.
  5. 5. Heat oil add the paste and cook until it starts to bubble.
  6. 6. Add the crabs, mix well .Add water, if required, cover and cook.
Notes
  1. Season with salt and add the slit green chillies.
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