Crab Curry


  • 1 cup water
  • 6 big size crabs
  • 8 red chillies whole
  • 1 tblsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 coconut scraped
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 tblsp oil
  • 1 big size onion sliced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Boil the crabs and clean them, only the body and claws are used (the crab claws can be lightly cracked and the body cut into half, to facilitate eating).
  2. Grind the scraped coconut with redĀ chiliesĀ  cumin seeds, turmeric powder and garlic to a fine paste.
  3. Heat up oil on medium heat up and stir fry c onion.
  4. Stir-fry for one minute.
  5. Mix in ground spices and stir-fry for a minute.
  6. Mix in tamarind pulp, salt to taste and crabs.
  7. Simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) on low heat, covered for 15 minutes.
  8. Mix in little more water if necessary and stir fry till done.
  9. Serve hot.
Source: IFF