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.

Chemical Industry New and Analysis said...

Yummy and spicy curry, thanks for sharing..

Cubic Zirconia Amethyst said...

Hi your recipe is too good, i hthink everyone will like it..

MelbournePollachi said...

One of my friends have combined recipes from overseas and made a Crab masala recipe.

After I upload someone who has restaurant in Washington DC have put in their books and in their menus.They have tried it too. People have discussed in the forum.



Anu Priya said...

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Foodfindo said...

Awesome crab curry. Thanks for sharing.

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