I must admit that eating crabs needs a lot of patience, to break the shell and suck out the flesh, but it is definitely worth it. It is a dish that one needs to sit and eat at leisure. The crab meat is delicate, soft and sweet. The gravy is spicy but the coconut milk makes it mild and smooth. I am in love with this recipe and it is a perfect lunch for weekend when one can enjoy eating crabs at leisure and converse with family and friends.
Having lived most of my life in North India , non vegetarian food has mostly been Chicken and Mutton. Seafood was restricted to fish and that too fried fish. I was lucky to travel alone, a bit once I joined work, and on my trips I used to experience all the local cuisines. I had crabs for the first time in the US a couple of years back. After that, although I have been eating crabs in India , it is mostly as crab cakes or in mixed sea food pasta , pizza or soup.
Crabs made in Kerala Style
I got introduced to this Kerala style crab preparation by one of our neighbors. All of us loved it so much that for every potluck dinner she is requested to get crabs. I learnt this recipe from her.
Crabs with Red Rice