March 24, 2014

CRAB FRY (PEETALU VEPUDU)

Ingredients:
Crabs - 500 gms
Onions - 3
Coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 2" sticks
Cloves - 4
Green chillies - 4
Cardamom - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Fresh coconut - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves -  small bunch
Butter milk - 1 glass
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 100 gms

Method:

  • Ginger, garlic, green chillies, coconut, poppy seeds, 2 onions to make paste.
  • Dry roast coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and grind the to make powder.
  • remove the legs and top layer of crabs then cut into pieces.
  • Wash them in salt and turmeric mixed in butter milk.
  • Heat oil i n kadai, add chopped onion, fry till brown. add ground masala paste and saute for a while.
  • Add crab pieces, salt, turmeric and chilli powder and fry them for 5 minutes.
  • Then add 1 glass of water and close the lid. Cook till pieces are tender.
  • Lastly add masala powder, coriander leaves and cook till the curry is dry.
  • Serve with rice. 


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