Recipe For Heritance Aarah’s Crab Curry with Coconut Roti and Sambol

 Ingredients for coconut roti:

  • 400g white flour
  • 150g shredded / desiccated coconut
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 125ml of water
  • Oil for pan

Method for coconut roti:

  1. Mix all the ingredients with your hands in a large mixing bowl. If the mixture feels too dry, add up to two extra tablespoons of water.
  2. Knead the mixture into a ball and then separate this ball into four smaller balls.
  3. Slowly stretch each of the balls out flat so they are a few centimetres thick each.
  4. Place a large oiled pan on medium heat and cook each roti for around five minutes in total, flipping until each side has a nice amount of colour.

Ingredients for coconut sambol:

  • 250g desiccated or fresh coconut (shredded)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • ½ tbsp chilli powder or chilli flakes
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 300g tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Method for coconut sambol:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and grind in a paste using a pestle and mortar.

Ingredients for crab curry:

  • 10g curry leaves
  • 10g sugar
  • 5g cumin powder
  • 500g fresh crab
  • 5g cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or 5g ground cinnamon)
  • 100g red onion (chopped)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 5g cloves
  • 10g curry powder
  • 20g tomato paste
  • 5g gram masala

Method for crab curry:

  1. Firstly grind the sugar, cumin powder, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, curry powder and gram masala together using a pestle and mortar. Place the spices aside.
  2. Oil a large pot and place on medium heat.
  3. Add to the pot the chopped onion and sauté for a few minutes.
  4. Add the spices to the pot and cook with the onion for 2 – 3 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add the coconut milk to the pan, along with the curry leaves and tomato paste. Season to taste.
  6. Add the crab meat to the pan and bring the curry to the boil, before lowering the heat to medium.
  7. Cover and simmer for around 20 minutes, until the crab meat is cooked through.
  8. Serve the crab curry with the coconut roti and sambol and enjoy!