People LOVE crab curry because of the spices and Heat. The curry is best served with chapati’s, steamed rice or bread.

This meal is a main course. 

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CRAB CURRY (with Tamarind gravy)


2kgs crab (Large)

1 large onions

4 large ripe tomatoes (grated)

Curry leaves (2 sprigs)

Chillies (I used 8)

1 tblsp ginger and garlic

1 tsp whole jeera

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp dhania seeds

1 bay leaf

3 cloves crushed garlic

3 tbslp Masala

2 tblsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp tumeric powder

1 tsp methi masala

Salt to taste

Oil (I used 1/2 cup)(adjust to suit your requirements)


Use a large pot

Heat the oil and add whole spices

Allow to pop

Add onions and braise until slightly golden

Add all the spices and the ginger and garlic

Braise a few minutes being careful not to burn

Add the crab and coat well with spices

Cover and cook for about ten minutes in medium heat

Add the tomatoes, chilies, curry leaves and garlic.

Season well.

Soak 1/4 block of tamarind in 1/2 cup boiling hot water

Press out the pulp and discard the seeds, etc

Pour this into the curry and allow to simmer for about 20 mins

Garnish and serve.


Poke little holes in the crab to help absorb the flavours

You can adjust the oil and amount of tomatoes to suit your taste

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