The exclusive mud crabs are expensive and are mostly exported. However, the lockdown restrictions have created chaos in the export sector. This has opened up a rare chance where mud crab are being sold at the local markets for less than half their usual price.
The freshwater mud crab usually costs Rs 1500 per kilo. However, now they are available for just Rs 250 in the local markets. The mud crabs that are sold in Alappuzha are mostly caught from the Vembanad Lake in Sreekandeswaram area in Poochakkal.
Learn how to make the perfect mud crab roast that tastes amazing with rice or roti. After removing the claws, the outer shell should be cleaned using a scrubber. The crab should be cooked with some water. The shells turn red in colour when boiled. The crab should be flipped and cooked if it is huge. Turn off the flame after 10 minutes. After the mud crab has cooled down completely, break the shell and scoop out the soft meat. Crack the claws so that the meat inside absorbs the flavours.