Crab Curry / Indian Style Crab Curry

Let’s learn how to make Indian style crab curry with step by step pictures. Crab Curry is a delicious, spicy and flavorful curry with good blend of spices. The spices makes the curry spicy and mouthwatering.

This crab curry is prepared without using coconut. It is an aromatic and flavorful curry. If you love carb and like spicy food you can try this recipe and I am sure you will love it. Its taste will linger on your taste-buds always.

I am a big fan of seafood and crab is one of my favourite seafood. Some other seafood dishes like Fish Fingers, Pan Seared Pepper Fish, Green Chilly Masala Fish, Karimeen Pollichathu, Fish And Prawn Tandoori Platter, Easy Pan Fried Fish, Prawn 65, Butter Sauteed Garlic & Herbs Prawn are those which I love and is a regular in my kitchen. Do have a look at the recipes, I am sure you will love it.

This crab curry goes well with piping hot steam rice. This can also be paired with dosa, chapathi or any Indian flatbreads. The taste is heavenly and finger licking good.

So without wasting your time any further let’s head on to the recipe. Please do try this recipe and do share your thoughts about the recipe with me in the comments below.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves : 3

500 gms Crab
2 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Onion chopped
2 Dry Red Chilly broken
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder / Jeera powder
1/2 tsp Fennel powder / Saunf powder
1 tsp Coriander powder / Dhania powder
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 tsp Red Chilly powder / Lal Mirch
Salt to taste
Water as required

For Grinding:
2 Onion Chopped
1 Tomato Chopped
8-10 Garlic cloves
1 inch Ginger chopped


Take all the ingredients mentioned in the grinding list and blend it into fine puree.

Heat oil in a pot, add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.

Add the onion, curry leaves, red chillies and saute till onion starts to brown.

Add the puree and saute for about 2 mins.

Add the masala powders – turmeric, cumin, fennel, coriander, garam masala, red chilly, salt to taste, stir well and saute for a min.

Add the cleaned crabs, mix well and cook for about 5 mins.

Add water as required, cover and cook for 10-15 mins.

Adjust the gravy consistency as per your requirements and take off the heat.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I would love to hear from you all. Happy cooking!


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