Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crab in Mustard and Lemon juice Gravy

crab curry

With this Fabulous Crab recipe with Mustard and lemon juice , I hereby welcome Spring  in my own way. For quite some time I was thinking of trying a recipe with lemon juice as the key ingredient, and what best than trying it with the onset of spring . Addition of lemon juice   is not just refreshing , it enhances the flavor of this dish . If you do not prefer crabs, try this recipe with Tilapia or King Fish . You can also try sweet water fish like Rohu or Katla. They taste equally good .

Preparation time : 45 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 3


crab in mustard and lemon juice


Ingredients :
  • 3 blue crabs
  • 3 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp white mustard seeds
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Water, as required


    Preparation :
    •  Cut and wash the crabs thoroughly. In this dish, I have used the flesh with the cover portion and the claws , have discarded the hard outer cover and the legs of the crab. 
    • Keep the white mustard seeds soaked in 1/4 cup of water for about 15 to 20 minutes. Blend it well to a fine paste.
    • Now, in a large non stick skillet, heat oil and  add 1 tsp mustard seeds , when it starts to sputter, add the slit green chilies and turmeric powder and fry for a min or so , next add 2 cups of water.
    • When it starts to boil, add the white mustard seeds paste , add salt and let cook for 2 minutes .
    • Next add the crabs, cover and cook on medium heat, once the crabs are almost cooked, add the lemon juice at the end and let simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. 
    • Serve hot with rice.

    tangy crab curry



    TIPS :
    • Squeeze out lemon juice just before use , to reduce the chances of turning bitter.
    • After addition of lemon juice, make sure not to cook for more than 4 to 5 minutes , else curry might turn bitter.



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    40 comments:

    1. Delicious and flavorful mustard gravy on the crab.

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    2. So colorful and delicious crab mustard gravy

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    3. Delicious click...Absolutely mouthwatering..

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    4. Wow.creamy crb curry.I am droling here.

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    5. Very Nice, I am definitely making this with Tilapia.

      -Mythreyi

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    6. well this looks gggrreeaatt,,I loved that addition of lemon juice in this recipe...

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    7. What fantastic flavors you have here...very lovely!

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    8. This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content and images as well! Thanks for sharing this! Looks delicious...Daniel

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    9. Hi Daniel
      I do appreciate you stopping by my space and your lovely comments ! do visit again !

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    10. I am a die hard fan of crabs and you are making me drool here... They look so delicious...

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    11. ah ! CRAB !
      yummm ! !

      your daughter is so lucky to eat all these wonderful foods made by you everyday!

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    12. Delicious!!! and i have started my event Treat to eyes series 2, do participate :)

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    13. Lovely Sonali, never knew crab can be cooked in this way. Btw, I have not heard about white mustard seeds before, wonder whether can be at Malaysia?

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    14. Wow..the colour is so beautiful and the dish looks very delicious! Love it.

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    15. Seriously am hungry now, wat a delicious gravy,tempting!

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    16. OH, this is extremely tempting to me. I haven't had crab in quite a long time and I do believe I'll now be thinking about it until I can eat some. Sounds so delicious, thank you for sharing it w/ BSI:Lemons this week :D

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    17. sure Rumana...I would love to participate in your wonderful event :-)

      and Thanks a lot to all of you for your wonderful comments :-)

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    18. Just saw your comment on my page and had to stop by. Your recipes look so flavorful! I am converting to vegetarianism soon, with the exception of eating seafood, so your recipes seem perfect for me! Will definitely be following you... cheers!

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    19. It's pleasure add your blog on my blog roll.

      -Mythreyi
      Yum! Yum! Yum!

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    20. looks awesome and delicious :)

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    21. Lovely inviting crab curry, the gravy is killing me,drool.

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    22. Vibrant colour. Sure it tastes nice.

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    23. I havent done crabs yet. Its on my list, this sure looks good.

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    24. Hi Kava....I too am not sure if white mustard seeds r available in Malaysia or not....but you can always substitute it with black mustard seeds , if you are making a paste of black mustard seeds at home make sure not to use the husk part of it, else gravy might turn bitter :-)

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    25. Hi Steph...my daughter just loved the crabs !

      Thanks a lot to all of you for your wonderful comments !

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    26. Wow my fav is crab this looks awesome.
      There r awards waiting 4 u in my blog pls collect them.

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    27. Wow this look absolutely divine!!!
      Do visit my blog @ http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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    28. nice to see such a variety of fish preparations....Following U

      http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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    29. Hi Sonali, great recipe, I love crabs! Fabulous combination of taste with lemon juice and mustard.
      Have a nice weekend,
      Hugs:))

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    30. wow..looks so delicious and tempting...I am a big crab fan...will try this dish sometime..

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    31. Such a delicious crab recipe! I love all that flavorful lemon juice in it!

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    32. wow...thanks Harika for the awards !

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    33. Thanks a lot for this new recipe. Crab looks delicious and I liked the lovely colour of the dish.

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    34. Mmm, crab - this recipe looks delicious!

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    35. One of my favorite foods in the world is crab yet I've never attempted to make a dish out of it. I've only ever grilled King crab legs. This is most definatley going to change very soon as I must have this dish! Lovely!
      thanks so much for taking the time to share.

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    36. Sharing this great recipe on my Wednesday post, thanks so much!

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    37. Found you through Melynda at Mom's Sunday Cafe. This looks delicious. Something I'm going to have to tryThanks. Going to have to see if my local library has that cookbook.

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    38. Sorry, thought I saw mention of where the recipe came from. I guess I was just delirious from staring at the food. LOL.

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