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Crab Curry Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, July 7, 2016 | 10:23:00 AM

King Crab is one of the most tastiest and delicious food in Sea.There are lot of Crabs in the market like King, Dungeons, Snow Crabs etc... among them king crab tastes the best.Toady we are making a spicy crab curry with loads of flavors and seasoning,and the aroma of this crab curry is going to invite your neighbors .In this recipe the meat is going to be tender,juicy and soft and you will be craving for this every time.




Serving Size    : 4 people

Cooking Time : 30-45 mins
Difficulty: Spice Level:



Quantity INGREDIENT
1/2 kg crab (king crab)
2 tbsp Oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp pepper corns
2 Green chilies
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1(250g) Large Onion
2(150g) Tomato
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
2-3 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 cup Grated Coconut
3 Cardamom
2 Cloves
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds

Salt to Taste

Curry Leaves for Garnishing

Cooking Method


  • Roast 2 tsp cumin seeds,2 tsp fennel,3 tsp pepper corns in 1 tbsp oil for a minute
  • Add sliced onions(250g) ,required salt and saute for 2 more minutes
  • Once the onions are golden add 2 green Chillies and 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell is gone
  • Add the masalas turmeric powder,chilli powder and coriander powder and saute it for a minute and turn off the heat
  •  Grind the onion mixture along with some grated coconut and make it into a smooth paste
  •  Again Heat 1 tbsp oil and add cardamom pods, cloves and mustard seeds and allow the seeds to pop
  • Add the ground coconut onion masala paste and also add required water and bring the gravy to a boil
  • Now add the cleaned and scored crab (if you are using big crabs its very important to score the crabs only then masalas will diffuse into the meat more efficiently)
  • Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes (in case of small crabs cook for 10 minutes)
  • To add more flavor add some curry leaves for garnishing and turn off the heat and serve the delicious crab curry over rice .Happy Cooking!!!

 Note:
 Its very important to score the crabs only then masalas will diffuse into the meat more efficiently

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About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).

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