Recipes - Crab Sukka


3 big crabs (shelled, washed and cut)
1 cup grated coconut
1 onion (sliced)
1 “ ginger (chopped)
5-6 flakes garlic (sliced)
1 tomato (chopped)
4-5 cloves
1” cinnamon
2-3 bay leaves
Pinch of asafetida (hing)
Salt as per taste

For Masala:

8-10 long red chillies
1 medium onion
2 tbsp. coriander
1 tsp. cumin/jeera
½ tsp. turmeric powder
2-3 seeds tamarind
3-4 pepper corns
1 tbsp. rice (roasted and puffed)


2 tbsp. coconut oil
5-6 flakes garlic (crushed)
Handful of curry leaves


Dry roast all the masala ingredients except tamarind. Roast onion on fire. Once cooled peel onion and chop roughly. Later grind onion and tamarind along with roasted ingredients into a fine paste.

Cook crabs along with sliced onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves , bay leaves, salt and masala paste. Add masala water as well. Cook for about 15 mts. or until done. Lastly add grated coconut and mix well and cook for another 2 mts.

Heat oil. Splutter mustard, brown crushed garlic and curry leaves. Pour this over crab sukka.

Serve with steamed rice and sambar of your choice.

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