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Delicious Mouth-Watering Crab Curry

Updated on March 19, 2020
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I enjoy entertaining and hosting friends and family with mouthwatering dishes that create wonderful memories.

Best served with rice, roti or fresh unsliced bread for a bunny chow soaking in its beautiful juices.

Served with a side of pickle or a carrot salad

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves 4 - 6 people

Cleaning and preparing the crab prior to cooking is very important, here are the steps to follow

Ingredients

  • 4 xl orange crab
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 tomatoes, grated
  • 2 tablespoons masala
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 3 teaspoons tamarind
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 green chilies, optional
  • 3 red chilies, optional
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Substitution:

  • tamarind may be replaced, with lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Tamarind must be diluted in ¼ cup warm water during preparation time, unless substituting with lemon juice
  2. Heat oil in a large pot
  3. Braise with onions, adding the spices
  4. Add masala wait for 2 minutes to sizzle, then add ginger and garlic paste
  5. Add the crab pieces, cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes on moderate heat
  6. Add in grated tomatoes, curry leaves, chilies and tamarind juice
  7. Add salt and sugar, cover and leave for 25 minutes
  8. Switch off stove
  9. Garnish with coriander
  10. Leave on stove, allowing to simmer
  11. Ready to serve
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    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      3 days ago from South Africa

      Hi Rinita,

      Appreciate your engaging comment. I have been using Kashmir masala blended with 20% mother in law masala (very hot) - i like my curries spicy, blended with cumin, turmeric, and sprigs of curry leave I dry and add to my masala giving a nice strong aroma.

      Thank you for coming, and you are welcome to stop by anytime.

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      Rinita Sen 

      3 days ago

      I love crab. This recipe sounds delish! Question: What spices are include in your 'masala'?

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      5 days ago from South Africa

      Thank you for your comment Liz, so appreciated. I hope you give it a go, and would love to get your feedback

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      Liz Westwood 

      5 days ago from UK

      This is a well structured recipe. It's clear and easy to follow with a great result.

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      6 days ago from South Africa

      Sounds like an excellent plan, if the weather is anything like the rainy couple of days here in South Africa, a spicy curry will be quite fitting :)

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      Laurinzoscott 

      6 days ago from Kanab, Utah

      Maybe ill gather everything today . and make by tommorow

      Yummy

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      6 days ago from South Africa

      Excellent Laurinzo !!! I look forward to your feedback

      :)

    • Majestic Tells profile image

      Laurinzoscott 

      6 days ago from Kanab, Utah

      Am a cook, so I love ro try new dishes ...well let u know when its done! ; )

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      6 days ago from South Africa

      Hi Umesh, Thank you for your comments, always appreciated

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 days ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      This is almost like an Indian style curry. Great. Thanks for sharing.

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      9 days ago from South Africa

      Thank you for your wonderful comment,

      Best of luck! You are going to love it

      Stop by anytime :)

    • Majestic Tells profile image

      Laurinzoscott 

      9 days ago from Kanab, Utah

      Sounds yummy I think I will attempt to make...wish me well

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      10 days ago from South Africa

      Thanks for the compliment Ruby my friend, always appreciated.

      No problem at all, I have a few family members with the same allergy to shell fish. Let me know your favourites and I shall whip up a recipe suitable.

      Stay blessed always :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      10 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Your dish looks delicious, but not for Ruby. I once took two bites of crab and broke out in hives, seems I'm allergic to shell fish, but not shrimp. Go figure? Thanks.

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      10 days ago from South Africa

      Hi Bushra,

      Thank you for your awesome comment, always appreciated

    • MitaraN profile imageAUTHOR

      Mitara N 

      10 days ago from South Africa

      Ha ha ha, not a chance Kyler, I gave you a bit of a breather... you are allowed to spoil yourself a little once in a while ...

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      Aishatu Ali 

      10 days ago from Rabwah, Pakistan

      Oh my! It looks so delicious!

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      Kyler J Falk 

      10 days ago from Corona, CA

      Oh goodness... All I've had is my daily protein shake and you're making my tummy rumble! Stop trying to make me cheat on my diet!

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