Monday, July 30, 2012

Fried Crab Cakes


I absolutely agree when people say "The Way To A Man's Heart Is through His Stomach" . Certainly I know better because I have been faithfully cooking for my other half since day one we settled down. But it was always the same type of dishes repeated over and over which was okay with him. I also took that as an excuse to slowly stop cooking. He was still okay with eating out until it came to a point he gently hinted that home food is healthier and somewhat cheaper.   

I had to agree with him and from there on, I try my level best to prepare at least a simple dish. Once a while a savoury snack too like this fried crab cakes for tea break;  crispy fried masala crab cakes with soft and moist bite. 

Ingredients
For the crab mixture
400g crab meat
2 slices of bread (with the crust on) - sprinkle a bit of water to soften
1 tsp garam masala (Indian spice mix)
5 shallots - chopped
1 red chilli - chopped
1 green chilli - chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
1 or 2 sprigs coriander leaves - chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For the batter coating
1/2 tbsp rice flour
1/2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp all purpose flour
Salt to taste
Water as needed
*** Mixed and stirred for a runny-sticky batter.
Method
Into a bowl, add all ingredients for the crab mixture.
Mix and lightly knead, getting the mixture to stick together.
Wet hands if needed and divide the mixture into equal portions.
Shape each portion into a flat round cake.
Dip the cakes individually into the batter and deep fry.
Remove and drain over kitchen towel.
Optional:   Serve the cakes with lettuce leaves, cucumber slices and chili sauce.
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16 comments:

  1. wow nice! appearance looks like Begedils.

    He's right ha - eating out all the time is not healthy and cooking at home is cheaper on a regular basis

    You are a great cook! He is so lucky!

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  2. hi nava- wow i love crabs, ican finish the whole plate, i mean, as in the second last pic. thanks, will try out

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  3. Lovely preparation I love crabs so much :)

    Cheers to Gagan :) And cheers to Gauri too for taking interest in cheering our Indian winner :) And also for this delicious recipe.. I have posted a wish picture in my Lamb Intestine curry and lets wish India success in Olympics~Today's Recipe~Crispy corn flour onion pakoras
    You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

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  4. Oh yum! LOVE crab cakes! and this recipe looks like a keeper!

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  5. Yes,,,eating out is more expensive than cooking @ home I'm Agreed :) just once is while if I really lazy after work,,,BTW these fried crab cakes sound very light serve with green,,,YUM :)

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  6. My husband loves crab. Do you think I should try making these for him? I get these kind of hints from my husband, too but I am scared of looking at those floating crabs in the store.

    I will try out these after finding cleaned crab meat.

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  7. Pity I can't eat the crab cakes, but if I weren't allergic to seafood, I would have made a bee line for your crab cakes, fried, rounded = good to the last crunch. Need more be said?

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  8. Crab cakes... yum... Not too hard to make.. I'll have to give them a go.

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  9. yes the quote is very right...
    the crab meat is a very nice snack

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  10. Beautiful presentation, i'm sure it taste faboulous as well =)

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  11. I'll like to make this but I need to overcome my fear of killing a crab:(

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  12. This crab cake looks gorgeous! If you wanted to impress you most certainly did :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. these are so cute. MMm...should be very delicoous

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  14. I'm drooling over the pics....super yummy crab cakes

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