24 Nov 2015

Crab Soup | Crab Recipes

Crab is my go to dish when ever someone catches a cold at home. I always make any one of my crab dishes, chicken biryani and chicken soup and then all traces of cold just disappears! My husband is not a fan of crabs, mostly he is just lazy to crack the crab and eat it, but when ever he comes down with a cold, then he has no choice but to have it! 
Me of course, love crab! I cook and eat crab often! On a cold, rainy, winter day, this soup is absolutely soothing for me!
Many people make a crab soup and call it crab rasam. But here in our house, we have a different recipe for crab rasam and a different recipe for crab soup. Both taste absolutely delicious! This is my anni's recipe and we love it!

Crab Soup

Preparation time 10 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 2-3

  • Crab - 3
  • Shallots - 7
  • Tomato - 3, small
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Clove - 4
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Bayleaf - 1
  • Fennel seed - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
Crab Soup

1. Peel the shallots and cut in half. Cut one tomato into small pieces and blend the other two tomatoes to a puree. Break the crab and crush it slightly.

2. Take the pureed tomatoes in a bowl. Pour two cups of water to the pureed tomatoes and mix well. 

3. Add the pepper powder and salt and mix again.
4. In a pressure cooker, add oil. Add the cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bayleaf and fennel seeds.

5. Wait for the fennel seeds to splutter and then add the chopped shallots. Sauté until it turns translucent.
6. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté until the tomatoes are cooked well.

7. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell leaves.
8. Now add the garam masala and the turmeric powder and cook for 2 minutes.
9. Add the crabs and mix in with the masala. Then pour the tomato mixture and mix well.

10. Check for salt and add the chopped coriander leaves and close the cooker.
11. Pressure cook for about 4-5 whistles and switch off.

12. Open the cooker once the pressure releases and serve hot.

Crab Soup

1. Make sure you break the crab legs and crush the crabs. 
2. Adjust the spice level to your preference.

Until next time,

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  1. My favorite soup. Perfect for this season

  2. Indeed the remedy and I vouch crab soup works amazing for cold. I so love this cram or so called as rasam over here. Yum.


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