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Crab Curry

By prasanna


San Jose, CA, US

 San Jose, CA

Recipe Level

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins




About Recipe

Crabs cooked in coconut based spicy curry.


500 gms Crabs, cleaned, cut, preferably with cuts on shells(easy to eat)

1 Cup Grated Coconut

6 Cloves

2 Cloves of Garlic

1 Inch Cinnamon Stick

2 Petals of Mace

4 Black Peppercorns

1 Tsp Fennel Seeds

1/4 Tsp Cumin seeds

1 Tsp Coriander Seeds

1 Tsp Turmeric Powder

Salt as per taste

A small tamarind ball

1 Medium Sized Onion, finely chopped

1 Small Onion,vertically sliced

1 Tbsp Malvani Masala powder

2 Tbsp Oil

Cooking Procedure


n n n  Clean the crabs. In a pan, add crabs, finely chopped onion and turmeric powder. Add sufficient water. Do not add too much as you need to over cook it to reduce the water quantity later.n n Cook the crabs over medium flame.n n Meanwhile, in a kadai, add oil, add all dry whole spices mentioned. Add grated coconut, vertically sliced onion,garlic and tamarind.n n On a medium flame, roast these ingredients till the mixture turns brown.n n Let this mixture cool, then in a mixer grinder, grind this to a smooth paste with little water.n n The crabs are cooking simultaneously. Now add Malvani masala powder to it.n n Once the crabs are 80% done, add this ground mixture to the crabs.n n Cook till crabs are done completely. n n Add salt.n n Serve hot with Rice.n n nnn  n

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