serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • dried hot red chiles such as cayennes or chiles de ├írbol
  • vegetable oil
  • brown or black mustard seeds
  • black peppercorns
  • ground cumin
  • ground coriander seeds
  • turmeric
  • packed fresh cilantro sprigs
  • Laxmi's fresh coconut milk or canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • Accompaniment: cooked white or brown basmati rice
  • Garnish: sliced scallion greens
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger root
  • large garlic cloves
  • medium onion
  • jumbo lump crab meat