Monday, February 7, 2011

Crab Curry

Here is the recipe for Crab curry.


Crab - medium sized - 12 - with the legs, cleaned and cut
Onions - 3 - finely chopped
Tomatoes - 3 - finely chopped
Ginger - peeled and pounded - 2-3inch sized/ 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 cup

For the masala paste:

Grated coconut - 1 cup
Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp (optional)
Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 3-4 (or more depending on taste)
Black pepper - 1tsp
Water - 2tbsp

For tempering/ garnish:

Onions - 1 whole chopped lengthwise
Coriander leaves - chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp


  • Dry roast all the ingredients for the masala paste, let cool, and grind to a smooth paste with little water and keep aside
  • In a wide bottomed pan mix the chopped onions and tomatoes, ginger and crab and a little water and leave to boil until crab is cooked (You will get a lovely smell of the crab meat and can check with a fork or knife if the meat is soft enough). Add water in between if you want lots of gravy with the curry, else let it be semi dry
  • Add the masala and mix well by tossing with two ladles and keep covered on low flame and cook for another 5 minutes, increase the flame and then let it simmer for another 2 minutes before you turn off
  • Keep a tadka pan and heat the oil, add the onions and let it caramelize into a dark brown, pour it on top of the curry and also garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Serve with rice/ chapathi


Priti said...

Gud to see you back ..though I don't eat crab ..this looks yum :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

My hubby loves crab like anything. Would be delighted to see this..

Hamaree Rasoi

Tina said...

Never tried this...looks gr8...unols

Nags said...

good to see a post after a long time :)

Shreya said...

Thanks all!:-)

Jovi said...

i just love crabs and this looks really tempting....

kate said...

Wow this crab looks yummy. Love the photo of the crab curry.