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May 22, 2014

Simple Crab Curry Recipe / Crab Curry Recipe

Cooking crab has always been my wish, but i was quite scared to clean those and cook it. I have been getting lots and lots of request from my viewers to post crab recipes. But i kind of stayed away from it. But oneday as a surprise hubby got some fresh sea crabs. First i was quite scared to touch it. But i watched few videos of how to clean crab in youtube and got courage to cook them. 

I even took a video of how to clean crab. But as a sad note that video got deleted without my notice. So couldn't post that for you, but Here is the video which i watched before cleaning, check it out. With no more delay off you go to the recipe..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Crab - 3 large or 10 small ones Cleaned
Onion - 1 large or 2 medium size chopped
Tomatoes - 3 medium size chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Green Chillies - 2
Turmeric Powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder  1 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tblspn

For Grinding:
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa Kasa - 1 tblspn
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp


Take onions, tomatoes and chillies in a blender and make into a smooth puree. Set aside. Take all the grinding ingredients in a blender and puree them to a smooth mix. Set them till use.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add the pureed masala and stir well. Add in ginger garlic paste and cook till oil separates in it.

Now add in salt and spice powders and mix well.

Now add in cleaned crab and toss well in the masala.

Now add in the pureed coconut masala and mix well. Add some water. Cover and cook for 20 mins.

Now add coriander leaves and serve with rice.


Take all your ingredients
Clean your crab 

Take onions, tomatoes and chillies in a blender

Puree them

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in pureed mix

Stir well

Add in ginger garlic paste
Cook till oil separates from it
Add in spices


saute for 30 sec
Add in cleaned crab

toss well in the masala..

Now take coconut in a blender

add in poppy seeds

fennel seeds

whole peppercorns

puree them to a smooth mix
POur that over the curry

add some water to the mixer and pour it over the crab

Mix well

Cover and simmer

Till the crab is cooked

Serve with some rice..


  1. Crab curry looks simply awesome and delicious. Wonderfully prepared.


  2. http://www.godyears.net/2014/09/yummy-crab-curry.html
    my family's tribute to your recipe. thank you...

  3. Aarthi can u pls say me that how can we identify that the crab is cooked

  4. @Safina SyedThe shell will turn pink and it wont take longer than 15 to 20 mins

  5. I only have coconut milk..cn i jst use tht???

  6. I don't have poppy seed, what else I can use? R can I ignore it?

  7. Hi. I used 3/4 can coconut milk and it still seems to be quite runny... anything i can do to fix that? Cook it longer? Thanks so much in advance.

  8. Wow... looks so yummy... tried this today...

  9. Woowww Arthi... Yo r ma inspiration to start learning to cook... whenever I wanna cook in the weekend I used to see only yours site... keep going

  10. thank u so much all ur recipes come out great

  11. Good recipe...came out well...thanks

  12. Excellent dish. Thank you so much Aarthi for the recipe. We all loved it.


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