Monday, 26 November 2012

Spicy Crab Masala

Crab is so delicious if cooked in the right technique, for me my mom is the best cook who cooks the crabs so deliciously. Mom makes it spicy and the aroma of crab masala travels throughout the house, just the gravy is enough to be eaten with piping hot plain rice. Every time my husband and me go back to my parents house he will definitely request my mom to cook Spicy Crab Masala.

Come let's join me to check this recipe;


2 kg of crab (cut into small pieces)
2 large onions (sliced)
2 large tomatoes (chopped)
1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp of fish curry masala
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 tbsp of chilli paste
1 tbsp of tamarind paste
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
2 tbsp of oil
Salt to taste
Water as needed

Heat oil and fry cinnamon stick, star anise, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and onion. Stir all these ingredients until onion turns translucent, then add tomatoes and fry until tomato turns mushy. Now add in the cleaned crab, fish curry masala, chilli paste, water and salt, let everything boil make sure you cook this covered.

Crab cooks very fast so do not cook for too long as it will be rubbery, we need soft and fresh crab meat which gives a sweet taste. Now add coconut milk, let it simmer for 2 minutes then add tamarind paste, simmer again for another 2 minutes then turn off the flame.

Now our Spicy Crab Masala is ready to be served. Do try and let me know how it tasted!


  1. With a bowl of rasam rice,i'll happily have this spicy crab masala.

    1. Looool I wanted to say the same...I don't eat crabs but will take all the gravy and have it with rice n rasam...ahhhhh heaven! Sis, enakku parcel pls. We shld be living nearby la sis...boleh I tapau...kekeke :)

    2. Yea sis if we are neighbours would have been great to exchange meals...

  2. Spicy and delicious crab masala.. Very inviting!!

  3. Looks nice. hope u enjoyed it :)

  4. yet another non veg recipe :) wow Suman this one is simply superb

  5. Esta receta me encantó me gusta el picante se ve muy deliciosa,abrazos y abrazos.

  6. very yummy

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  7. Am drooling here. Love crab to the core.


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