Indian Crab Curry Recipe, How to make Indian Crab Curry

by maria updated August 22, 2014

Let's learn step by step how to make this Indian Crab Curry Recipe! it's easy to make with basic ingredients found in your kitchen.

My favorite Mummy Special Indian Crab Curry RecipeI have been eating this Crab Curry since my childhood. I just go crazy and love the taste of this curry. I have asked my mummy several times if its goan cuisine or any specific cuisine. To which she cutely replies its Indian Cuisine. All the credit goes to her for this curry. Today I will share this secret ………..How to make this special indian crab curry. Crabs are also called as Khekda and Shimori  in Mumbai-India.

My relatives, close family, friends all love this Crab Curry. Its made with Indian spices. The spice makes it spicy and heavenly.This curry goes well with steamed rice, Bread or Chapatis. You could also make this curry as a main course in your meal.

This Indian crab curry has blend of good spice and coconut. All this makes this curry special and mouth watering. Once you have this I bet you will make it always. The crab curry taste will linger on your taste-buds always.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

Crab and Mussels are my hot favorite. That too made by mum. My mouth starts watering even when I talk about it. Crab has to be diced properly. The hygiene is important you need to clean the crabs thoroughly. If you are using alive crabs be careful before dicing them. As crabs can give you crab bites. The pain is harsh and acute.

I have tried some of delicious crab curries like green crab curry and goan crab curry.

Mummy Special Crab Curry step by step details below:

1. Firstly dice the crab and wash it properly.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

2. Take a tawa or pan add little oil. Once hot add fennel seed and cumin seed. When they crackle.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

3. Add 2 sliced onion. Keep one onion aside for Tadka (tempering).

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

4. Now put Garlic cloves, desiccated coconut, 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves, Ginger  and green chilies. Saute until onion all mixture becomes dark brown. Combine this fried mixture in the grinder. Grind until it forms a smooth paste. Add little water if required.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

5. Take little oil in the same pan. Add now fresh grated coconut to it.

Desiccated Coconut-Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

6. Saute until they are brown.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

7. Grind to form a smooth paste. Add water if required.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

8. Get a wok or vessel add 3 tbsp Oil. Add the remaining chopped onion. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

9. Add tomatoes and saute for a minute.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

10. Mix all spices except salt. Stir for sometime.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

11. Let the mixture become brown. Roughly after 5 to 6 mins.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

12. Add the fresh coconut spice paste to the curry. Its time to add crabs to it.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

13. Combine well. Now add the desiccated coconut paste to the gravy.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

14. Check the consistency add water as required. Stir well cover with a lid for 5 mins. Stir again. Once the curry starts bubbling add salt as per taste.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

15. After 3 to 4 mins taste the curry. See if more salt or spice required. Switch off the gas. Your Crab Curry is ready now. Before Serving garnish with coriander leaves. Serve This Crab curry with Pav, Bread Or Rotis. This crab curry goes well with steamed rice or pao.

Mummy Special Crab Curry - Indian Crab Curry

If you are looking for more seafood recipes then do check  Goan prawns curry, dry shrimp curry, clams dry recipe, mandeli fish fry, goan fish currygoan prawn currymince potato chops, goan shark frygreen crab curry andgoan piri piri sauce.

Mummy Special Crab Curry recipe details below:

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Indian Crab Curry
 
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This Indian Crab curry goes well with steamed rice, Bread or Chapatis. Also this curry has blend of good spice and coconut.
Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com:
Recipe type: Coastal food, meals,
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying + 1.5 tbsp oil for curry
  • 5 to 6 Big sized Crabs Or about 10 small sized Crabs
  • 18 to 20 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger Chopped
  • 3 Sliced Onion
  • ½ cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 3 t/s Fennel Seeds
  • 2 t/s cumin seed
  • ½ cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Green Chili
  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seed Powder
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Firstly dice the crab and wash it properly.
  2. Take a tawa or pan add little oil. Once hot add fennel seed and cumin seed-. When they crackle.
  3. Add 2 sliced onion. Keep one onion aside for Tadka.
  4. Now put Garlic cloves, desiccated coconut, 3 tbsp Coriander Leaves, Ginger and green chilies. Saute until onion all mixture becomes dark brown. Combine this fried mixture in the grinder. This mixture is of fried onion, ginger-garlic, cumin seed, coriander leaves, green chilies and desiccated coconut. Grind until it forms a smooth paste. Add little water if required.
  5. Take little oil. Add now fresh grated coconut to it.
  6. Saute until they are brown.
  7. Grind to form a smooth paste. Add water if required.
  8. Get a wok or vessel add 3 tbsp Oil. Add the remaining chopped onion. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.
  9. Add tomatoes and saute for a minute.
  10. Mix all spices except salt. Stir for sometime.
  11. Let the mixture become brown. Roughly after 5 to 6 mins.
  12. Add the fresh coconut spice paste to the curry. Its time to add crabs to it.
  13. Combine well. Now add the desiccated coconut paste to the gravy.
  14. Check the consistency add water as required. Stir well cover with a lid for 5 mins. Stir again. Once the curry starts bubbling add salt as per taste.
  15. After 3 to 4 mins taste the curry. See if more salt or spice required. Switch off the gas. Your Crab Curry is ready now.
  16. Before Serving garnish with coriander leaves. Serve This Crab curry with Pav, Bread Or Rotis. This crab curry goes well with steamed rice.
Notes
1. Ensure you buy fresh crabs.
2. You could use more chilies if spice required.


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