Crab Soup

Ingredients:

  1.     Crab – 1
  2.     Small Onion – 20 (shallots)
  3.     Oil – 2 tablespoons
  4.     Garlic – 10
  5.     Ginger – 1 inch
  6.     Coriander leaves – few
  7.     Green Chilli – 2
  8.     Tomato – 1
  9.     Cumin – 1/4 tablespoon
  10.     Coriander – 1/4 tablespoon
  11.     Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
  12.     Salt – 1/4 tablespoon
  13.     Water – 1 litre
  14.     Cumin powder – 2 pinches
  15.     Pepper powder – 1/2 tablespoon

Things to be done before we start cooking

  • Take 1 crab – Wash and clean the crab.
  • Peel the skin of 20 shallots. Crush them a little using ‘mortar and pestle’.
  • Peel the skin of 10 cloves of garlic, crush them using ‘mortar and pestle’.
  • Take ginger – 1 inch size, cut them into small pieces using ‘mortar and pestle’.
  • Tomato – 1 medium sized, cut them into smaller pieces.

Steps to Prepare

1

Place a pan (3 litre capacity or even bigger) on the burner, turn on the stove, keep flame in HIGH mode.

 

2

Once the pan gets a little hot, Turn the flame to LOW MODE. Then do the following –

  • Pour in 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Put in the crushed small onions (20 small onions crushed).

Stir a little till onions get soft, never fry till they turn light brown.

 

3

Add the crushed garlic (10 cloves), stir a little for 10 seconds.

Then, add crushed ginger and stir for 5 seconds.

 

4

Now, put in few coriander leaves and 2 green chillies (no need to cut the chillies – put them as whole).

Stir a little for 5 seconds.

 

5

Add the pieces of tomato (1 medium sized) – stir for just 10 seconds.

 

6

Now let’s add the below –

  • Cumin – 1/4 tbsp
  • Coriander – 1/4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
  • Stir well.

 

8

Put in the crab (1 piece) – we can put the crab as a whole – no need to break the legs and add as small pieces. If needed we can break the legs and add crab into soup.

 

9

Then add the below –

  • Salt – 1/4 tbsp
  • Water – 1 litre

Stir a little.

 

10          

Let’s follow the below steps –

  • Close the pan with a lid.
  • Turn the flame to HIGH MODE.
  • In 2 minutes, the water will come to boiling temperature.
  • Now, turn the flame to LOW MODE.
  • Let the contents get cooked for the next 15 minutes in low mode.

 

11

Now, remove the lid, stir gently for 5 seconds. Then add –

  • Cumin powder – 2 pinches
  • Black Pepper powder – 1/2 tbsp or (little less if we need less spice in soup)
  • Stir well to mix.

 

12

Let the contents cook in low flame for another 1 minute.

Then sprinkle mint leaves on the top. Turn off the flame.

 

Our soup is ready to be tasted.

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