Alaskan king Crabs about 3 lbs
1 medium sized Onion, thinly diced
1/2 cup Coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
15 seeds methi
Red chillies 7-9
Tamarind paste 1/4tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Heat 1 tsn of oil and fry coriander and methi seeds. Grind them with red chillies, coconut and tamarind to a smooth paste.
Heat remaining oil and fry onions till they are slightly brown. Add ground masala, salt and cook for a couple of mins. Now add the crabs, stir, cover & cook for around 20 Min's.Great dish with white rice .
Since I usually buy cooked crabs and it is refrigerated, I add about 2 cups of water in a biggest pan I have, place the crabs in a colander and steam the crabs for 20 mins without letting the water touch the crabs , so it is heated well throughout. Then steamed crabs are then added to the masala and brought to a rolling boil.
G's note: Traditionally, this dish has no turmeric in it, I tweaked a teaspoon of it just to brighten my dish. I'm not a rule follower anyway! :P