kurle ambat

Crab Curry

I was not a big fan of crab when I was growing up. But now I like it a lot and so does the kid. When it comes to seafood, I am very picky and like only the traditional konkani preparation. This is my mother’s recipe for kurle ambat. I have no idea how to clean the crab. I get the cooked snow crab clusters, break them into small pieces and use in my preparation.

Here is a step by step prepartion of the crab curry. If you are using fresh raw crab, then you will have to clean it before using in the curry.

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Ingredients

  • Cooked snowcrab – 2
  • Chopped onion – 1 big or 2 small
  • Green chillies (optional) – 2
  • Grated coconut – 3/4th cup
  • Tamarind – a small marble sized
  • Coriander seeds – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Turmeric – A pinch
  • Red chilles – 5 to 6
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Cut the crab into pieces (I cut the frozen and cooked snow crab).
  • Add the chopped onions, green chillies, some water and salt to it and boil. This step didnt take more than 5 minutes long for me as the crab was already cooked.
  • Meanwhile dry roast the coriander seeds and red chillies. The crab curry is usually made less on the spicy side because the crab meat is sweet.
  • Grind the roasted mixture with coconut, tamarind and turmeric powder to a smooth paste.
  • Once the crab and onion mixture is cooked, add this ground paste to it and give a good boil.
  • Crab curry is ready to be savored with rice.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes.