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25 July 2011


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  1. Crab(cleaned)- 500 grams
  2. Onion chopped- 2 nos
  3. Tomato sliced- 1 no(optional)
  4. Coconut milk(thick)-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  5. Curry leaves- few
  6. Mustard seeds
  7. Oil

For the marinade

  1. Ginger-1" piece
  2. Garlic-4 cloves
  3. Green chili- 1
  4. Fennel seeds-1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  6. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  7. Red chili powder- 2to 3 tsp(or according to taste)
  8. Curry leaves-5 to 6 nos
  9. Coriander leaves chopped- 1/4cup
  10. Mint leaves- 6 to 8 nos
  11. Water
  12. salt to taste

  • Grind all the ingredients listed under marinade to form a smooth paste.Rub this onto the crab and leave aside for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let it splutter .Add curry leaves and onion and saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add the the crab along with the remaining marinade,tomato ,salt to taste and enough water.Mix well.Cover and cook over low flame till done.
  • When the crab is cooked pour in the coconut milk and simmer for 2  minutes.

Serve with rice.

Sending this to Any one can cook event at Taste of pearl city


  1. Must be a treat for crab lovers ~ nice preparation!
    US Masala

  2. Looks spicy and delicious...Lovely presentation

  3. Looks delicious!! First time at your blog. Totally love it and glad to follow you!!

  4. delicious crab curry we make a little different

  5. My hubby and son will love this!!! I'll take the curry alone since I don't eat crabs :)

  6. I'm a sucker when it comes to cooking crabs, you have done it perfectly, looks very delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  7. Njandu curry adipoli. Looks delicious.

  8. wow.. pictures are stunning.. I am personally a huge crab fan.. love this curry..

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  9. Aww....this is my fav...looks yummy

  10. Mouthwatering and awesome pics. Makes me real homesick and prompts me for a holiday to kerala


  11. This is delicious.
    happy to be Blog hopping with you. FOllowing you :)


  12. Oh girl, your naadan delicacies are tickling my fancy! And here I don't even know how to clean a crab, sigh. I need to visit you soon.. where are you in UAE?

  13. Thank you all for your lovely comments...
    Jabeen ..ill definitely join in for the event.
    Nash...even i don't know how to clean a crab.. usually i get it cleaned..wink.
    btw i stay in Umm al quwain..u r most welcome..


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