Crab Curry Indian Style


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Crab Curry Indian Style is a delicious and exotic dish with the flavours of Indian spices. There are so many versions of making crab curry in India, and my version is the spicy one. In this recipe, crabs are cooked in onion and tomato based gravy with some aromatic spices. You can have this flavourful dish with steamed rice. You can also search for lots of Non-Vegetarian, Chicken, Egg, Fish recipes.

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  • Preparation Time : 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 1 hr minutes
  • Total Time : 1 hr 20 minutes
  • Serve For : 3-4

Ingredients : 

  • Crab (300 gm) /small size
  • Mustard Oil (3 tbsp)
  • Cumin Seeds or Jeera (1/4 tsp)
  • Bay Leaf (1)
  • Potato (1 big size) /cubed
  • Onion (2 big size) /sliced
  • Ginger Garlic Paste or Freshly Crushed (2 tbsp)
  • Tomato (1 medium size) /chopped
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Cumin Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Garam Masala Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Whole Green Chilli (2)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves (2 tbsp)
  • Water (2 cups)

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Clean your crabs very well and lightly crack the claws

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Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and bay leaf for tempering

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Add potato cubes and cook for 5 minutes

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Add sliced onion, cook for 5 minutes

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Add ginger garlic paste

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Add tomatoes

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Add all the dry spices mentioned above

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Mix well, cover the pan and cook for 5-8 minutes on medium to low flame

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Your gravy masala is braised well now

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Add crab pieces into the pan

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Mix well with the gravy

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Add water

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Add green chilli, cover and cook for 15 minutes

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After 15 minutes, open the lid, add sugar and cook for 5 minutes more

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Add coriander leaves

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Stir well and switch off the flame

crab curry 18Tips: 

  • You can follow videos on YouTube for How to clean Crab.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

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