Crab Curry

Authentic Crab Curry

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Crab Curry

Here comes the Spicy and Heavenly recipe – Authentic Crab Curry. 

This is not an easy-peasy recipe one can cook like other non-veg recipes where one can dump spices, marinate and cook with high or low flame. One should have good patience, passion, and most importantly the love to share it with others.

I still remember, my grandmother used to pack boxes of this Crab curry and share it with neighbors of my colony as they didn’t know how to clean and cook a crab. Sometimes they buy the crabs and give them to my grandmother who knows how to properly clean and cook.

Very few people know the traditional way of cooking crab the Indian way. People just drop the idea of cooking crab just because they do not know how to properly clean the crabs. This video is for those who want to learn how to clean and cook. In this video we will show you the traditional way of cleaning crabs and how to utilize each part of the crab without wasting a lot. 

We have hand-grounded the spices just to give the authentic taste of rollers and different combinations of spices. 

The hot spices and tempered crabs will go well with plain rice, Bargara rice, chapati, and tandoor roti. You will be spoiling the taste of the curry if you intend to eat with a spoon or fork, it is a finger-licking dish and should be eaten with hands. 

Once you figure out the way of cooking it the way we have shown in the video, I am sure you will have it every time. 

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How to make Crab Curry with step-by-step photos:

Break the crabs into 2 pieces

Clean the claws

Clean the legs

Remove the fat and keep it aside

Hand-ground the crab legs

Add water while grinding to extract juice from it and keep it aside

Add 1/2 cup of oil to the vessel

Nicely sliced onions about 1/2 cup

Add coriander and mint leaves and mix well

Mix well by adding a few slit green chilies

Add 1 tbsp of turmeric powder and mix well

After mixing well and slowly cooked, add the lower parts and claws 

Also, add the crab fat to it

Red Chili Powder – 2 tbsp

Salt – 1 and 1/2 tbsp

Dry Coconut Powder – 2 tbsp

Dry Ginger Powder – 2 tbs

Crushed Black Pepper Corn  – 2 tbsp

Coarsely crushed garam masala – 1 tbsp

Filter and add the extracted crab legs juice

Cover and cook on high flame for 5 mins

Switch off the flame once you see the oil topped on the curry. Authentic Crab Curry is ready to serve

Authentic Crab Curry



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Authentic Crab Curry


  • 5 Whole Crabs

  • Raw Spices

  • Black Pepper Corns

  • Dried Ginger

  • Onions

  • Oil

  • Coriander Leaves

  • Mint Leaves

  • Green Chilies

  • Ginger and Garlic Paste

  • Turmeric

  • Red Chili Powder


  • Detailed Step by Step video

Authentic Crab Curry

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