Sunday, 21 October 2012

Kekadacha masala (Crab gravy)

   Crab gravy is an excellant lunch combo with rice.. Do try this n sundays and let me know

  You will be needing pepper masala , as a base

   Heat oil in kadai, add one cup of classic pepper masala and 4-5 big pieces of crab.  Cook till crab are done.

 Serve with coriander leaves and lime juice.

Wow, this is really nicey......

Kekadacha soup (Crab soup)

Crabmeat is a high-protein, low-calorie and carbohydrate-free food. It is also noted that although crab contains a small amount of fat, the fat is unsaturated, which is considered healthy, thus adding crab meat as a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce risk of heart attack and cancer, improve memory.


Ingredients required:

Onion shallots 3-4(finely chopped), tomato one(Finely chopped), Finely chopped coriander and mint leaves, crab pieces (7-10), ground masala composed of 10-12 garlic pods, one spoon jeera and one spoon peppercorn


In a vessel add oil and saute onions, greenies, followed by tomato and ground masala

 Then finally add crab pieces and pour in dash of water, cook in simmer flame for twenty minutes till the crab gets done

 Now when crab is almost done, take the pieces alone. (Wash the pieces as they may be coated with soup masalas and pour the washed water into the soup vessel)

 Now remove the crab meat by using any strong object for crushing the crab shell like mortor and pestle, put back the crab meat into vessel

Now our crab soup is ready to serve.  Serve hot.  Your kids will love this..

Sura puttu (meat of shark fish cooked as dry sidedish)

Guys! this is a wonderful and tasty food that goes with rice and any wet curry.  Many NV lovers dont cook this, even at my mother's or at in-law's they dont cook.  But this dish has many excellant properties, that too for womens at pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy this dish is given in order to strengthen her uterus and also to enhance breast milk, apart from this other uses are as follows:

  •  The nature of shark meat is described as sweet, salty and smooth and able to help the proper function of the five internal organs.

  •  In “Food list of Daily Life” it says that sharkskin can relieve all kinds of poison arising from fish, kill parasites and help recover from weakness.

  • Shark fat is sweet, salty and smooth and is very helpful in nourishing lungs and heart and shark bile can be used to cure throat problems.

  • Shark meat contains a lot of proteins, unsaturated fatty acids and many kinds of minerals.  Shark liver is famous as a “bank of natural A and D vitamins” and is used to extract liver oil. 

  • Shark cartilage-derived products such as gel and chondroitin are used as anti-cancer drugs.

So, guys off to our recipe

 First take 350gm of shark fish pieces, clean and boil in water for some ten minutes

After ten minutes, remove from water, cool it, deskin and devein it, mash it till it resembles coconut gratings texture. (This is a very tedious proces and must be handled with care)

 They are ready to get cooked now. In kadai, add oil and temper with rai, curry leaves and red chilli
 Add in onions and saute til pink and then add spice such as ginger-garlic paste, pinch of haldi, salt, red chilli and coriander powder

Add in stirred fish grating and cook till done.  Garnish with coriander leaves

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