Goan Recipes & Cooking

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Crab Xec Xec (Caranguejos Xec-xec)

Crab Xec Xec refers to crabs (preferably rock crabs) cooked in a pre roasted coconut gravy

Servings

makes 4 servings

Difficulty

Medium

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes



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Ingredients

  • 8 medium Crabs, cleaned
  • 8 tbsp Coconut, grated
  • 10 dry Red chillies
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 10 Black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Onions, medium, sliced
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Tamarind juice
  • 2 Green chilies, chopped

Preparation

  • Roast the coconut lightly and clear the pan
  • Roast the chilies and then the spices
  • Grind 1 and 2 to a fine paste with little water
  • Heat the oil and brown the onion. Stir in ginger-garlic paste and turmeric, fry for few seconds
  • Add the crabs, mix well and sprinkle tamarind juice
  • Add half cup of water, cover and cook for 10 minutes
  • Stir in the roasted spice paste, salt and green chilies
  • Cook till preparation is thick
  • Serve with Indian hot bread and rice
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