Crabs - 1 pkt (frozen)
Shallots - 1 cup
Tomato - 1 (medium)
Green chillies - 4-5
Fresh Ginger - 1 tablespoon (diced)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder - 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Fenugreek Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Clean crabs well and break into desired sizes.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil (for authentic Kerala taste use coconut oil) and fry Chilli powder, Coriander powder, Fenugreek powder and turmeric powder. Then add the masala to crab and mix well. Keep it aside.
Heat 2-3 tablespoon oil and fry shallots, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger. Add the crab (masala mixed) and salt. Mix well and then add water.
Once water is reduced a little add curry leaves then let it cook more.
If you use vegetable oil for cooking then at the end add few drops of coconut oil to the crab curry to give it an authentic Kerala smell.
For variation with Coconut: You can make Crab Masala more authentic and rich by adding Coconut. In mentioned above after the masala is fried in oil, let it cool and then grind it with fresh coconut. Add this mixture to Crab and set it aside.

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