Sunday, February 26, 2012

the making of crab curry

Personally I prefer masak lemak crab with nenas.. but hubby and kids prefer crab curry.  So, it looks like majority wins.  It's been ages since I cook masak lemak crab.  It's always crab curry nowadays... but I don't really mind coz I've not eaten crab for years because of health reason ~~ allergic to crabby maa... :)

So, it's crab curry again at home...

Cooking crab curry is just like cooking any other curries.. but I prefer my crab curry to be a little bit thick and drier than fish or chicken curry. 

The ingredients :onions, garlic, a few sprigs of curry leaves, 
cinnamon stick and some star anise.

My rather pathetic-looking karipuley tree.
Karipuley? Is that the correct spelling?
Anyway, that's a curry leaf tree. 

Crabs - I use ketam bunga or ketam renjung.

Santan or coconut milk - my santan is a little bit watery.

Curry powder. As far as curry powder goes, anything is okay for me.
I use the same type for my fish, chicken, beef, seafoods. 
Hentam saja maaa..... 

Add some water to the curry powder..

Blend the onions and garlics.
Some people just slice them up. Either way pun ok kot. 

Sautee the curry leaves, cinnamon and star anise.
Then add in the blended onion and garlic.

When the blended stuff is cooked, add in the curry paste
and cook it until 'pecah minyak'. Whatever that means... :)
I think it literally means till the oil come up to the surface 
and that shows the curry paste is properly cooked.

Then add in the crabby.
Sometimes I add in the coconut milk first.

Let it simmers for a few minutes - 3 or 4 minutes.

Then add in the coconut milk and let it simmers for another 5 minutes. 
Add salt to taste.

Dah siap!! Crabby curry ala simple.. :))))

Ingredientsnya :
* 4 ekor ketam bunga/renjung (cleaned and halved)
* 1 big onions (or 6-7 shallots)
*  2 sprigs of curry leaves 
* 4 tablespoons of curry powder (my fave is Baba's)
*  3 garlics
*  2 cinnamon sticks
* 2 star anise
* 1 cup of coconut milk (santan)
*  salt to taste

Methodnya :
* blend garlic and onions
* add some water to the curry powder, jadi curry paste
* tumis the cinnamon sticks and star anise
* then add in the blended garlic and onions and sautee till golden
* add in the curry paste and masak for a few minutes till it becomes aromatic or  orang melayu kata sampai naik minyak... ke pecah minyak? anyway...
*  add in the crabs and cook it for about 2 or 3 minutes or so...
* add in the santan and let it simmer for another 5 minutes
* add garam to taste

Easy eh? :))))


Anonymous said...

Hi make it look so too cannot eat crab..habis gatai tangan and muka...pae

manna mania said...

pae.. mmg mudah banget... semua i punya masakan mudah.. kalau susah2, mmg tak try la... ;D

Nath said...

OMG the cute cow stole the attention XD

manna mania said...

nath...that's actually so unintentional... hihi.... i was also amused when i saw the pic... :)))

thanks for dropping by...

:: nia rashid :: said...

oh darling...terliur i! am def cooking ur recipe tis weekend! hehehe...dappps nye!

already imagine having it with capati...yummss!

thanks for sharing d recipe ya! :))

yatie saiddin said...


Nava.K said...

My curry leaf plant is also pathetic, in fact has not grown any bigger for the past 3 years I have planted.

Simply love crab and what more into curries like this yummy one you have shared.

manna mania said...

nia.. you're welcome... and thanks for dropping by.

let me know how your crab curry turns out ya.. :))

manna mania said...

yati... sampai jugak akhirnya.. selamat datang.. hehee...

manna mania said...

nava K, my curry leaf tree ada musim. Sometimes it grows big and healthy.. but most of time like that lah.. hehe...