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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kaankada Jholo

Cooking Time Required: 45-50 mins
Cost of preparation: 120-150 rupees

Ingredients: Crab meat ( 1 Kg.), onions ( 2-3 large ), cumin seeds ( 2 tsp), garlic pods ( 18-20 nos ), red chilli ( 3-4 nos ), ginger ( 2 inch long ), tomato ( 2 medium ), turmeric ( 1 tsp), cinnamon ( 2 inch long ), small cardamon ( 3-4 nos), oil ( 10-15 tsp ), salt.

Cooking: Put a wok on the stove and put 6-7 tsp oil in it . When the oil starts smoking, add the crab meat along with turmeric. Stir fry till the crab meat turns red and all the excess water evaporates.

Remove from the wok and keep aside. Grind the onion, garlic, ginger, cumin and red chillis into a fine paste . Powder the cinnamon and cardamon.

Heat a wok. Add the remaining oil. Add the paste and salt along with two cups of water. Cook till the raw smell goes away. Add the minced tomatoes and cook for 5-6 minutes till it is softened. Add the crab meat along with the garam masala powder. Stir fry for another 5-10 mins.

Add 4-5 cups of water. Bring to a boil . Allow to simmer for 10 mins. Crab curry is ready to eat.

Serve with rice .

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