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Tandoori Crab The Healthy Dinner Recipe

Healthy Dinner Recipe Tandoori Crab recipe | how to make Tandoori crab

Cooked crab in serving plate for Tandoori crab recipe
Tandoori Crab

Crabs are prepared and eaten as a dish in many different ways all over the world. Some species of Crabs are eaten whole,including the shell, such as soft shell Crab. While with other species , just the claws and legs are eaten. These one is particularly common for larger Crabs, also known as Snow Crabs.

In some regions spices improve the culinary experience of Crabs. In southeast Asia, masala crab and chilly crab are example of heavily spiced dishes .

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Schezwan Crab

Below are some reasons why eating Crab is good for you.

1. Crab is a great source of protein

The protein in crab is of high quality,and because of lack of connective tissues, very digestible for people of all ages.

2. Crab contains long chain Omega-3 fatty acids.

Rich in Vitamins and Minerals,crab meat also low in fats. Helps provide protection from heart disease and aids brain development.

3. Crabs contains Selenium

All shellfish are good source of selenium, but crab meat is particularly rich in it. Selenium plays an important role in humans antioxidant defense system and improves immunosystem.

4. Crab contains Riboflavin ( Vitamin B2)

5. Rich in Copper and Phosphorus

These are some few things that can boost your health and wellness if you eat Crab in a regular basis.

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Step by step instructions for how to make Tandoori Crab Recipe


Preparation time :- 15 minutes

Cooking time :- 7-10 minutes

Difficulty :- medium

Yields :- 2 servings

Ingredients :-

* 1   big size Crab

* 2 teaspoon hung curd ( Greek yogurt)

* 1/2 teaspoon Red chilly paste.(preferably Kashmiri chilly paste)

* 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste

* 1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder

* 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala

* 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

* Salt as per taste.

* 2 teaspoon  mustard oil or cooking oil

* 1 teaspoon Clarified butter

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Method of preparation :-

 Tandoori Crab recipe :-

* First you need to clean the Crab. The best way to clean it is under running water.

*  Take the Crab on a chopping board and place your left Palm over the shell of the Crab. Take a knife with your right hand and place it below the eye part of the Crab. Insert little and press upwards . The shell will come out.

* You can clean the shell and can use it for garnish the Crab when serving.

* Now you can see some yellowish color things on it . You have to remove all these except the white color substances, which is the meat of the Crab . Hold it on running water and it will get cleaned .

* Now using a knife cut the Crab into two parts and keep it aside .

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Crab after cutting

* Make a Tandoori masala also known as tandoori red masala using all the above ingredients.

* I have a recipe for Tandoori Red Masala with step by step instructions, photos and a short video.
You can check it for more in depth details from below :-

How to make Tandoori Red Masala

* Mix  both the Crab part  in the Tandoori masala properly and keep it aside for half an hour to absorb all the flavor.

Crab in red Masala food recipe Healthy Dinner Recipe
Crab in Tandoori masala

* Now using a iron Shewer, shew both part of the Crab and cook in an Ovalclay Tandoor for 7-8 minutes busting clarified butter on it.

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Crab in shewer

* You can also cook it on an Oven . Just Preheated the oven and place the marinaded Crabs on a Baking tray and cook for 10 minutes.

* After 10 minutes get ready to enjoy the most Healthiest dish you ever made.

* Sprinkle some chat masala over it and serve hot the Crab.

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Tandoori Crab

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Tandoori crab can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with main course. You can serve onions and mint chutney with it . A tandoori garlic butter is best with it when you eat a crab as an appetizer.

          RECIPE NOTES

1. It is very important to clean the Crab properly . Always try to clean it under running water. When  open the shell of the crab, you can see yellowish dirt all over it. You should clean all of them till you get whitish meat of the crab.

2. You can marinate it for longer for better flavours.

3. While mixing it with tandoori masala,you can make few cracks on its legs using a knife or teaspoon. By doing this can help to absorb the marinate.

You can also check below  recipe cooked using an Ovalclay Tandoor :-

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