Crab-250g( cleaned and cut into pieces-remove the dead man fingers,a spongy stuff and the smaller claws)
Potatoes- 2 medium size
Red chili powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder-4 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
Pepper- 1/2 tsp Powder
Grated Coconut -1/2 cup
Coriander leaves-a bunch-chopped
curry leaves -2 sprigs,chopped
Salt - as rqd
Marinate the crab pieces with a little turmeric,salt and chilli powder and leave it for 5 minutes.Chop potatoes&tomatoes into medium size pieces.Chop onion into smallpieces.Add the marinated crabs and the remaining spice powders,onion,tomato potato,green chilli,ginger and garlic.Add 1/2 cup water and 1tsp oil.Add salt as rqd.Cook it for 7-8minutes till the crab gets cooked.You can make out from the appearance of the flesh.Grind coconut into a smooth paste.Now add the coconut paste to the cooked crab.Add coriander leaves and curry leaves.Add water if you want a thinner gravy.Mix everything well and cook it over a medium flame for 3-4 minutes.Serve hot with steamed rice or chappathi.I love this gravy with Mutton especially.
Kababs/Kebabs seem to have come from Iran originally...Seems to be a Persian influence altogether.'Kebab' means broiled meat.Wherever be the origins one may trace it to, it is an absolutely wonderful dish for most nonveg lovers and no wonder it is so popular all over the world.Even the British walk into an Asian take away here and ask straight away for chikken tikka and kebabs!!The variety of kababs are amazing, like the more popular
Green Chilly-4 chopped
Bengal Gram/Chana dal-50g( soaked overnight )
piece Cinnamon-1/2 " piece
Ginger -1/2 "piece
Add reqd amt of water(say 1 1/2 cup) to the minced meat and salt as rqd, and allow to cook over medium flame till the meat becomes tender and all the water is absorbed.Grind the meat into a fine paste.
Now grind together ginger,grlic,cardamom seeds,cinnamon,pepper corns, red chillies and the soaked gram dal into a fine paste.Mix it with the ground meat thoroughly.Beat the egg well and add it to the mixture to make a uniform dough.Add finely chopped green chillies and onion to the dough and mix them well.Shape them into small patties or flat circles as kebabs. Heat ghee and deep fry the kebabs till they become golden brown.Serve with Chilli chutney or any sauce of u'r choice!!
Curry Mela by Bachelor Cooking