5-6 medium-sized crabs (cleaned, claws and unshelled abdomen)
2 tbsp fish Malvani masala
3 tbsp onion (chopped)
½ cup of dried coconut (grated)
1 tsp garlic (minced)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp lemon juice
salt (as per taste)
1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
2 tbsp oil
Place cleaned crab abdomens and claws in a large bowl. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well and keep aside for ½ an hour to marinate.
In a non-stick pan, heat one tablespoon oil. Then add chopped onion, sauté them till golden brown.
Next, add the freshly grated coconut and sauté for 3 minutes. Also, add the dried grated coconut and sauté till brown. Allow cooling.
Next, put the small claws of the crab in a mixer to extract juices within them. Strain the juice into a bowl and keep aside.
Grind the fried coconut and onion mix along with garlic into a fine paste.
Take a nonstick pan, add some oil. Fry sliced onion in it till golden brown. Add the ground paste and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add Malwani Fish masala and chili powder. Also, add some water and salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Then add marinated crab claws and crab abdomen, mix well and boil with a cover for 3-4 minutes. Also, add the strained crab juice and cool well for 2-3 minutes.
Add lemon juice, chopped coriander and mix well.
Serve hot delicious crab gravy with rice.