Crab Curry Recipe, Crab Curry Goan Style Recipe

by maria updated August 2, 2014

Crab Curry, Crab Curry Recipe, Crab Curry with Coconut, Crab Curry Goan Stlye:I am a crab lover just like my mom. Today we are making another version of crab curry. It is a lighter version of Goan Crab curry with light spices. This Crab Curry is not heavy and the coconut flavor in the curry makes you feel in heaven. My mouth is yet watering just talking about it. This Crab Curry is delicious and will take you to some other world :) .... Eat this Crab Curry with bread, pav or steamed rice. I love to eat crab curry with rice. I eat less rice but more crabs and lick the curry yummmmm.

I am a crab lover just like my mom. Today we are making another version of crab curry. It is a lighter version of Goan Crab curry with light spices. This Crab Curry is not heavy and the coconut flavor in the curry makes you feel in heaven. My mouth is yet watering just talking about it. This Crab Curry is delicious and will take you to some other world :) …. Eat this Crab Curry with bread, pav or steamed rice. I love to eat crab curry with rice.

Crab Curry Recipe

In India we don’t get crabs in kilos in the market. We buy live crabs in bunches or vata (portion).  I am happy God has blessed us with so many things to eat. Although I avoid eating  crabs in summer as it develops lot of heat in your body. But once in a month is fine to eat crabs that too made with love from my mom!

There are many ways of making crabs. You could make crabs in as many variations and styles you wanna make. In Kerala Crabs are made in different spices. In Goa again crabs are made with different styles. Again Konkan belt makes crabs in different way. I can bet Crabs tastes great in all styles!

The crucial part is to eat crabs. One has to learn the art of eating crabs. That comes with more practice. Also you could boil crabs and remove their flesh and make a boneless crab dish lol. Crab soup tastes divine. Even crab pulao tastes amazing. Do try  different ways of making crabs and share your views!

 Let’s make crab curry step by step:

1.First dice the crabs. Clean the crabs gently Or immerse them in some water. Keep them aside.

Crab Curry Recipe

2. Take a frying pan. Add few drops of oil. Saute cumin seeds and fennel seeds . Once they crackle. Add 1 chopped juliennes of onion about a minute. Add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute all of them for about 3 mins on low or medium fire. Add coconut and saute for 2 mins. Once the coconut color changes to brown. Combine all of them into the grinder.

Crab Curry Recipe

3. Form a smooth paste.

Crab Curry Recipe

4. Chop the other onion and tomatoes.

Crab Curry Recipe

5. Take 2 tbsp oil in a Wok or vessel. Saute onion for a minute.

Crab Curry Recipe

6. Now add tomatoes and few coriander leaves. Saute them for a minute.

Crab Curry Recipe

7. Add crabs into it along with turmeric.

Crab Curry Recipe

8. Also add Red chili powder, coriander powder, malvani masala, garam masala. Combine all the crabs with these spices with the help of spatula.

Crab Curry Recipe

9. After a minute add the coconut paste to it.

Crab Curry Recipe

10. Now add water as  per consistency required.

Crab Curry Recipe

11. Lastly take curry leaves. You could just add them directly or break them with your hand into small pieces. Combine all of them well. Don’t forget to add salt.

Crab Curry Recipe

12. Let this curry boil for about 20 mins on medium fire. Don’t cover this curry while cooking. Once the curry starts leaving oil your crab curry is ready. You could also taste and check if its done. Now garnish with coriander leaves or curry leaves. Serve hot with Bread or steamed rice.

Crab Curry Recipe

If you are looking for more goan recipes then do check  dry shrimp curry with raw mangomandeli currymandeli frydry clamsshark fryfish ambotik curryfresh bombay duck curry and crab curry.

Crab Curry recipe below:

Crab Curry Recipe
 
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Crab Curry Recipe goan style made in a lighter version.
Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com:
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6-7
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 6 to 7 Big Crabs
  • 2 Onions chopped Julienne
  • ½ Fresh Coconut Grated (250 gms Fresh Coconut)
  • 2 tbsp Fennel Seeds (Badi Saunf)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 inch Ginger Chopped
  • 7 to 8 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 3 strands of Coriander Leaves
  • 1 t/s Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1 t/s Red Chili Powder
  • 1 t/s Coriander Seed Powder
  • 1 t/s Malvani Masala
  • 1 t/s Garam Masala
  • 1 and ½ cup Water
  • Salt as per taste
  • 8 to 10 Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Oil
Instructions
  1. First dice the crabs. Clean the crabs gently Or immerse them in some water. Keep them aside.
  2. Take a frying pan. Add few drops of oil. Saute cumin seeds and fennel seeds . Once they crackle. Add 1 chopped juliennes of onion about a minute. Add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute all of them for about 3 mins on low or medium fire. Also add the grated coconut. Once the coconut color changes to brown. Combine all of them into the grinder.
  3. Form a smooth paste.
  4. Chop the other onion and tomatoes.
  5. Take 2 tbsp oil in a Wok or vessel. Saute onion for a minute.
  6. Now add tomatoes and few coriander leaves. Saute them for a minute.
  7. Add crabs into it along with turmeric.
  8. Also add Red chili powder, coriander powder, malvani masala, garam masala. Combine all the crabs with these spices with the help of spatula.
  9. After a minute add the coconut paste to it.
  10. Now add water as per consistency required.
  11. Lastly take curry leaves. You could just add them directly or break them with your hand into small pieces. Combine all of them well. Don't forget to add salt.
  12. Let this curry boil for about 20 mins on medium fire. Don't cover this curry while cooking. Once the curry starts leaving oil your crab curry is ready. You could also taste and check if its done. Now garnish with coriander leaves or curry leaves.
  13. Serve hot with Bread or steamed rice.
Notes
1.Use fresh crabs if malvani masala is not available it is alright. Just skip it.
2. You could add more chili powder if more spice required.
3. Also you can make prawns curry with the same ingredients.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 people


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