Kerala Crab Thoran

Ingredients:

  • Crab – 1 kg
  • Ginger – 1 big piece Chopped
  • Green chillies – 4 nos
  • Curry leaves – A few
  • Grated coconut – 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – A few
  • Dry red chillies – 3 nos
  • Salt – As reqd

Method:

  • Clean the crab by removing the legs and outer shell and remove all the other dirts and wash it well.
  • Cut it into two pieces (2 halves).
  • Roast turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and pepper powder together in a pan without oil.
  • Mix the roasted masala with grated coconut.
  • Mix it well with hand for a better results.
  • Add ginger, chopped green chillies and curry leaves to this
  • coconut mixture and again mix it
  • with hand.
  • Cook the crab pieces in a pan ( chatti is best) with little water, salt and little turmeric powder.
  • When the crab is cooked, add the coconut mixture along with garam masala and mix it well.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook until the dish is dry.
  • Because it is a `thoran` it should be dry.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds and saute curry leaves and red chillies and pour it over the dish.
  • Serve hot.

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