Thursday, 27 April 2017

Crab Xacuti

As you all know Xacuti is Goan Gravy prepared by using complex spicing including white poppy seeds,grated coconut,dried chilies and many other medley spices.Generally Xacuti is prepared by using Chicken/Beef/Mutton/Mushrooms/Crabs. 

Early morning today in house my brother got fresh Crabs so was wondering whether to prepare Crab xec-xec or Crab Xacuti and both the gravies are  loved on the dinning .Crab xec-xec already on my blog so thought of preparing Crab Xacuti so i can share with you all. Prepared crab Xacuti after a long time but it was just super tasty with freshness of Crabs,everyone at home cleaned wiped their plate. Xacuti is best served with breads or steamed rice along with fresh onion and tomato salad.

Servings 5-6
Total Preparation Time 30 min
Cooking Time :15-20 min

1 Kg Fresh Crabs cleaned and wash
2 Tsp Ginger/garlic/Green chili paste
1 Tsp Turmeric
1 Lemon Juice
1 small lemon size tamarind ball
1 Coconut grated
3 onion sliced
1 Table spoon Dry Coriander seeds
1/2 Tsp Fennel seeds
1/4 Tsp poppy seeds
1/2 Tsp Sesame seeds
5-6 Dry red chilies
1/4 piece of Nutmeg
10 pepper corns
5 Cloves
2 Cinnamon sticks
3 Medium tomatoes finely cut into cubes
salt as per taste

Step wise Method
1)Clean and wash the crabs thoroughly ,then apply salt,turmeric,lemon juice and paste of ginger/garlic/chili paste and marinate for 15 min
2)Arrange the required ingredients,then roast together coconut and onions together in little oil until brown(grind together coconut and onion),in the same pan add little extra oil and dry roast other spices that is red chilies,dry coriander,pepper corns,cinnamon,cloves,nutmeg,poppy seed,sesame seeds.(grind all to fine paste)

3)In Pan add oil and add the remaining chopped onion,saute for some time add the marinated crabs.Toss the Crabs well and allow to cook for 2 min.

4)Then add the white ground paste of coconut and onions.Mix well the crabs in masala and let it cook for 5 min.

5)Add the red ground masala and again let the crabs cook in the same for 5 more min on medium flame.

6)Add chopped tomatoes on top and allow to shimmer the gravy for 5-7 min.

7)let it shimmer on slow flame until the oil starts to float on top and its done.

8)Serve Hot xacuti with pao or unnde or hot steamed rice.

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