Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Crab curry (Shell free)

About crab meat:

Cooked crab meat is available in the West in cans, or in crab shells wrapped with film or you can buy whole cooked crabs and the meat can be removed. Still better is to buy uncooked crabs, cook them at home and remove flesh from them. These latter two processes are laborious but the crab meat is fresh and tastier.


Cooked crab meat 500 Gms
Onions 2 large
Green chillies 3
Roasted curry powder 1 ½ tablespoons
Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves 10
Milk 1 cup
Oil 2 tablespoons
Lime juice 1 tablespoons
Ginger 1 inch piece
Salt to taste


Dice onions, cut green chillies into two lengthwise and ginger into very small pieces.

In a hot pan dry roast fennel seeds until they turn golden, add oil and fry onions. When they turn golden, reduce the heat to low and add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger pieces, and stir.

Now add the salt, curry powder, milk and stir gently. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for five minutes or until raw smell of curry powder disappears.

Now add the crab meat and stir and let it cook in low heat.

As the liquid is evaporating, stir and simmer until the curry is dry enough.

This curry should not have too much gravy.

Add lime juice and remove from fire.

This can be best cooked in a microwave oven - Click Here

Serve with: Rice dishes, pittu, string hoppers etc.