Mrs. Naidoo’s Crab Curry Recipe
(17 Jul 2012)

crab curry

Mrs. Naidoo’s Crab Curry Recipe

Recipe from Hunger for Freedom; the story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela by Anna Trapido 

 

Ingredients:

  • A generous slosh of oil and or ghee
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic and ginger mix
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 4 Tbs homemade masala (made from 1 tsp cumin, 5 cardamom pods, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 2 tsp fennel seeds, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon quill, ½ tsp chilli powder)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ cup (about 6 whole tomatoes) tomato, grated
  • A touch of tamarind.
  • 1 Kg crab
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tin Coconut milk

Method:

  1. Fry the mustard seeds in the oil or ghee.
  2. When they start to pop and dance add the onion and fry until soft and golden.
  3. Add the curry leaves, ginger and garlic and chilli. Mix well and cook over a gentle heat.
  4. Add the tomato and cook over a medium heat until the sauce has reduced to a rich consistency.
  5. Add the coconut milk. Season to taste. If you want a smooth, elegant sauce blend and pass through a sieve now.   
  6. Return to the pot and add the crab claws.
  7. Cook until the crab is cooked through (about 5 minutes) and serve with roti bread or rice.

 

Tips:

-          If you use shop bought masala use much less than 4 Tablespoons! Shop masala is very high in chilli and low in flavour.

-          Leave out the coconut milk if you like food very hot and spicy.

 


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