This is a very spicy curry so you can adjust spice level according to your taste.
Crab 1 kg
Red chilly powder 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1½ tbsp
Garlic flakes 10 finely chopped
Ginger 1 inch piece
Onion sliced 3
Pepper powder 3 tsp
Cloves 3 to 4
Green chilly 3 to 4
Curry leaves hand full
Salt to taste
Cut and clean the crab and keep aside.
Prepare paste of green chilly, ginger, garlic, cloves and salt. Add this paste to cleaned crab and mix well then keep for 10 min.
Then cook the marinated crab with little water till done.
Heat kadai, add oil, fry the sliced onions till light brown, then add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and fry for 2 to 3 min. Then add cooked crab and mix well. If it is too dry add little water to get the masala coated on crabs. when crab start to boil in masala add curry leaves and chopped tomatoes .
cook in low flame till it becomes thick gravy or dry roast. kerala crab roast ready to serve with appam.