Crab Curry/Crab Curry Recipe

If you love seafood I'm sure you love crabs at least most of them do..I am die hard fan of Crabs I just love Crabs..This Crab Curry is my favourite and its simply mouthwatering .The roasted coconut and spices gives this curry a nice kick to the curry .Have it with Hot Rice or Bhakris/Rotis it goes well with bread /kadak pav too..Try this recipe and you will definitely love the flavour and taste.

6-7 Crabs
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
4-5 green chillies
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
6-7 pepper corns
1 tsp heaped bottle masala/malvani masla/fish masla
4-5 cloves
7-8 garlic cloves
1 inch ginger chopped
2 onions sliced
tamarind paste


  • Clean the Crabs but don't throw away the small legs/fangs this is to be ground fine and the juice is to be added in the masala ,it will bring out real flavour.
  • Dry roast the spices and chillies till nice aroma comes
  • Dry roast the scraped coconut and fresh grated coconut on low flame till it turns light brown.
  • Remove in a plate and allow to cool ,then add 1 tsp oil and add sliced onions and roast till the onion turn light golden.
  • Grind together coconut,spices and onions and ginger garlic by adding little water to a smooth fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a vessel ,add ground masala and the ground paste of the legs/fangs 
  • Now add the bottle masla/malwani masala/fish masla
  • Saute on med flame for 5-7 minutes till the oil separates.
  • Add the crabs and mix well.
  • Add about 2- 3 cups water depending on the consistency of the gravy you want.
  • Cover with a lid and bring it to a nice boil.
  • It will take 10-12 mins till the crabs cook well.
  • lastly add tamarind pulp and simmer for 3-4 mins
  • Switch off the gas ,curry is ready to be served Enjoy it with rice/rotis/bread.

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  1. you know what i have never ever tasted shrimps and crabs in my life.. once i had prawns lasagna in some restaurant. it tasted like some spongy mince.. though it was good
    how the crab tastes like.. how we eat crab ??
    i really like your crab curry :) it looks so delicious ? were these red crabs ???

  2. I have never tried crab curry! Didn't know you can make such thing :)

  3. I love crab curry, this looks so good!

  4. I don't like crabs but my husband's favourite...looks delicious

  5. Massive temptation. Just love crabs and love these in the attractive curry.

  6. Hi Gloria, love your curry crab, it look very temping. I would love to have extra rice to mop up all the gravy. :))

    Best regardas.

  7. This looks so yummy Gloria! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog :-)

  8. am in love with this crab curry,super tempting dear..makes me hungry :)