Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rasam With Crab Legs

How about we for the time being put aside the humble Rasam aside to consider Rasam Crab Legs? No, no, don't panic. I am not saying we should completely forget the plain simple rasam, but add some cracked-up crab legs into rasam. Indeed, absolutely, another rasam version, nicely elevated with the legs for packing additional benefits, well, again, to flush out mucus and to sneeze out whatever that's got into our throat and body. Rasam crab legs I vouch is equally sensational, in fact, more sensational albeit there's more work to a traditional rasaam. Oh-yes, you got pound or grind, this rasam can be drunk as a delicious herbal concoction or do as we do. Team rasam alongside rice, perhaps also a raw salad or you know what, rasam is perfection for literally every other dish.

1 tbsp black pepper (more or less. adjust as per taste)
1 tsp cumin seeds.
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp white dhal/ulundu
*Soak in water for 10 to 15 mins. 
Other ingredients
1 bowl small crab legs
1 medium size tomato (slice thinly)
6 garlic (remove skin and smash) 
1 medium size onion (slice)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp assam/tamarind juice (or per taste)
3 to 4 sprigs curry leaves
3 dried red chillies (broken to pieces)
1 tsp mustard seeds.
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste
Drain water from spices and pound roughly in a mortar.
Add onion, garlic and tomatoes.
Pound again for a coarse paste.
Remove and keep aside.
Now, put in crab legs in the same batu tumbuk/mortar and pound to lightly crack them up.
Just gently will do. 
Remove and keep aside.
In heated oil, add pounded spice mixture, crab legs and tomato.
Stir for 3-4 mins over low heat until legs are light reddish. 
Add curry leaves, dried chillies, mustard seeds, turmeric powder and salt.
Stir, pour 1 litre water and tamarind juice.
Simmer over low heat.
When rasam is heated through, remove pot from heat.
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  1. wow... good recipe :). I love crab legs

  2. Wow!! wht a flavorful rasam. yummy....

  3. Wow Nandu rasam... My favorite.... I actually add the body also.... Very nice dear... ��

  4. You what Nava...I'm drooling over your pics....crabs are my favourite..we too use crab legs juice to make crab curry...this is my kind of rasam..loved it to the core...

  5. Wonderful dish, Nava! If only I'm living next door....... xoxo


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