Clean the crab and set it aside. Heat a pan with oil ,once its hot add in the Fennel seeds and cinnamon Stick , Let it splutter and then add in the curry leaves .
Next add in the sliced shallots. Add little salt and saute till glossy . Next add in the chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft.
Then add in the ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell leaves. Next add in all the spice powders. I have used Chilli powder , Coriander powder , Fennel Seeds Powder, Cumin Powder and Pepper powder. For the measurements check the ingredients list,
Mix everything together and add in ½ cup of water. Combine and cook till the oil separates.
Add in the required Salt and mix well. And then add in the cleaned Crab and mix well. Mix the crab with the masala.
Add in the coconut Milk. I have used 2.5 cups of thin coconut milk. If using thick coconut milk it may curdle so always use the thin milk. 2nd and 3rd milk will be suitable.Give a good mix.
I forgot to add the turmeric powder along with the spice powders , so added now . Mix once and then cover and cook for 8 mins. The crab will be cooked by then .
Let it cook in a low flame itself. The crab will be pink once its cooked. Crab get cooked really fast.Once its cooked open the pot and mix once again. Drizzle in 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 2 springs of curry leaves and then switch off.Cover and leave it for 10 mins and then serve the curry hot with Rice.