Crab Masala

Crab Masala


Crab Masala


Crab Masala Recipe



  • Crab cleaned – 500g
  • Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Onion – 1 big
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 3 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Water – 1 ¼  cup
  • Coconut Milk – ½ Cup
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Oil
  • Salt


(Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml

Don’t substitute Kashmiri chilli with Red chilli powder. Kashmiri chilli is very less spicy and it helps to thicken the gravy and gives a good color for the curry)



Method: (With Step-by-Step Pics)


Clean Crab and keep it ready



Heat oil in a pan and splutter fennel seeds.



Add sliced onion and curry leaves. Cook with the pan covered and stir in between till onion turns golden brown in color.



Add chopped tomato and saute till it becomes soft.



Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min or two.



Add all spice powders, salt and saute for 4-5 mins or till oil starts appearing on the sides of pan



Add water and bring it to boil.



Add cleaned crab and mix well.



Cook with the pan covered in low-medium heat till crab is cooked. U will notice the shell of crab starts to become red in color.



Add coconut milk and cook till gravy thickens



Pour 3 tsp of oil/ghee over the curry prepared. Keep the pan closed for some time and serve hot.



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