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Kekera Dahnia Masala Bahar

Ingredients :

6 crabs, 2 onions, 200g spring onions, 200g coriander, 56g ginger, 26g garlic, 56g red chili pepper, 200ml thick coconut milk, 1.3L oil.

SEASONINGS:
(1) 1T lime juice, some salt.
(2) 20g cornstarch.
(3) 20g curry powder, 10g garam masala, 1.5t salt.

Preparation :

1. Put each crab on the counter with its back facing down; Insert a knife through its abdomen and hold it till the crab has stopped moving; Remove the reeds/strings; Separate the carapace from its body by lifting it; Discard the gills, the guts and the gizzard in the lower center part of carapace; Scrub the crab with a small brush to discard the dirt; Rinse and drain; Cut each half into 3 pieces; Cut pincers into halves; Keep the carapace in whole; Wipe dry; Marinate in seasoning (1) briefly.
2. Peel, rinse and julienne onions.
3. Rinse and cut spring onion into sections.
4. Discard the stems of coriander; Rinse and drain.
5. Peel, rinse and slice ginger.
6. Peel, rinse and julienne garlic.
7. Rinse, seed and slice red chili peppers.
8. Add 1.3L oil to a wok; Bring to the boil over a high heat; Evenly coat the crabs from the step 1 with a layer of seasoning (2); Deep-fry the the crabs over a high heat for 3 minutes; Remove and drain; Turn off the heat; Set the oil aside.
9. Heat a wok over a high heat; Add 2T oil and heat over a high heat; Add the garlic, the ginger, the onion and the red chili peppers; Stir-fry over a low heat till fragrant; Add 200ml thick coconut milk, the spring onion and the crabs from the step 8; Bring to the boil over a medium heat; Add seasoning (3); Mix well; Cook over a low heat for 2 minutes; Turn off the heat; Arrange on a serving plate; Garnish with the coriander; Ready to serve.

COOKING TIPS:
After separating the carapace from the crab's body, it is important to discard the gills, guts and the gizzard completely, and scrub the crab thoroughly with a small brush, so that the mud and dirt would not get into the sauce, affecting the taste and even the health.