Tandoori Crab Recipe

 how to make Tandoori crab

Cooked crab in serving plate for Tandoori crab recipe
Tandoori Crab
Tandoori crab recipe with step by step instructions to make healthy 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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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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  Tandoori Crab Recipe

Clean crab is divided into two parts and marinated in a yogurt based tandoori masala. It is then thread in a shewer and cook in a tandoor till crisp.

Preparation time :- 15 minutes

Cooking time :- 10 minutes

Total time :- 25 minutes

Serve :- 2 servings

Author :- Mobasir hassan

Ingredients :-

   • 1 big size Crab

   • 2 teaspoon hung curd ( Greek yogurt)

   • 1/2 teaspoon red 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

   How to make the recipe

   Preparation

   1. Remove the shell from the crab by
       inserting a knife through eye part of
       the crab. Press upwards and remove it

   2. Clean all the yellow color dirts under
       running water till you get whitish meat
       parts.

   3. With the knife divide the crab into two
       parts one leg in each part.

   4. Take yoghurt in a mixing bowl and add
       all the ingredients one by one except
       the butter.

   5. Whisk everything well to make a thick
       masala known as tandoori masala.

   6. Now mix both the crab leg part with
       this masala nicely and keep marinated
       for 1 - 3 hours to absorb all the flavours.

   Making tandoori crab

   1. Take a iron Shewer and thread the crab
       part into the shewer one by one.

   2. Place the shewer in a preheated
       tandoor and cook for 7 - 8 minutes.

   3. Brush some butter over them.

   4. If using oven then preheat it at 240°C
       for 15 minutes.

   5. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil
       and place the crab legs on it.

   6. Bake them for 10 minutes brushing
       some butter while baking.

   7. Remove and serve them hot.

                 Nutritional value

 •  Calorie :- 240 
,• Fats :- 9 g

                  SERVING TIPS

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

• 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.

• You can marinate it for longer for better flavours.

• 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.

Below you can read the step by step method with photos for the crab recipe for a better understanding   

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Preparation 

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

2. 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.

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

4. 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 .

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

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Crab after cutting

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

7. 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

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

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Crab in Tandoori masala

9. 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

10. 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.

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

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