This is a mildly spicy curry full of flavour. It was really simple to make and luscious to eat!
Southern Indian Crab Curry (from Cook with Jamie - Jamie Oliver)
3 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
5 green cardamom pods, crushed and husks removed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced
2 large cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
1 medium white onion, peeled and finely sliced
2-3 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced
2 heaped tsp turmeric
250g brown crabmeat
400ml light coconut milk
juice 2 lemons
500g picked white crabmeat
1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked
salt and pepper
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan and add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cardamom pods, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, onion and chilli. Fry on a medium heat for 4 to 5 mins until lightly golden, then add the turmeric, a couple of sprays of cooking spray and the brown crabmeat. After a min or so, pour in the coconut milk and a tinful of water. Let it simmer for 5 mins. Then add the lemon juice and simmer for another 10 mins, or until the sauce resembles double cream in consistency.
Add the white crabmeat and half the coriander, simmer for 4 more mins. Season carefully with salt and pepper and a little more lemon juice if you think it needs it. Serve sprinkled with the rest of the coriander.