Crab cake and chutney Recipe

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South Indian crab cake and crab chutney
Vineet Bhatia's crab cake recipe is essentially crab two ways. First, a crunchy golden crab cake with a heady mix of spice and secondly, a more delicate crab chutney, made with tomatoes, onions and mayonnaise. Chaat masala is an Indian spice blend, easily bought online or from good Indian grocery shops. More fish cake recipes can be found here.
Crab cake and chutney Recipe
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Passive Time 50 minutes
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Crab cakes recipe
Crab chutney
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Passive Time 50 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Crab cakes recipe
Crab chutney
Equipment
Crab cake and chutney Recipe
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Instructions
  1. To make the crab chutney, mix the crab meat with the spring onions, tomato, lime zest, ginger and green chilli
  2. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the seeds begin to crackle, take the pan off the heat and drizzle this oil on to the crab mixture
  3. Add the mayonnaise, a little salt and lime juice and mix well
  4. For the crab cakes, boil the unpeeled potato in salted water until tender, then peel and grate
  5. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the curry leaves and chopped onion and sauté until the onion turns translucent
  6. Mix the red chilli powder and turmeric with a little water (this prevents them burning). Add the chopped garlic, ginger and green chilli to the pan and sauté briefly, then add the red chilli powder and turmeric paste and sauté for a minute longer
  7. Add the crab meat and stir-fry until all the moisture has evaporated, then stir in the grated potato. Season with the chaat masala and some salt, then leave to cool
  8. Put the eggs in a bowl and the breadcrumbs in another. Shape the crab mixture into 4 round patties, dip them in the egg and then coat them in the crumbs
  9. Heat the oil to 175°C in a deep-fat fryer or a large, deep saucepan (if you don’t have a thermometer, check it is hot enough by adding a cube of bread to the oil. It should start to bubble and fry, but not burn, the moment it has been added)
  10. Add the crab cakes and deep-fry for about 2 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper
  11. To plate, serve one crab cake per person with a spoonful of the chutney on top