Crab Masala | How to make Crab Masala

By Zinath Hussain  |  6th Mar 2016  |  
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About Crab Masala Recipe

This lightly spiced crab masala is a combination of my Nani and Mom's cooking style.

Crab Masala, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Crab Masala is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Zinath Hussain. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Crab Masala is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Crab Masala recipe by Zinath Hussain. Crab Masala can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Crab Masala just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Crab Masala can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Crab Masala.

Crab Masala

Ingredients to make Crab Masala

  • Fresh Crabs - 1 kg
  • oil - 1/4 Cup
  • ginger Paste - 1 tsp
  • garlic Paste -1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • onion - 4 nos
  • tamarind - 1 small ball
  • Dry Red Chillies- 4
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Black Peper - 2 tsp
  • cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • coriander Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Shredded coconut - 5 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves

How to make Crab Masala

  1. Clean the crabs well and keep it aside.
  2. Cut the onions into slices and soak the tamarind in a small bowl of water.
  3. Grind the following ingredients to make a paste, black pepper, cumin seeds, shredded coconut and a little water as needed.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add the dry red chillies, curry leaves and cook till the curry leaves splatter.
  5. Next, add onion and cook till it turns golden brown in colour. Now add ginger, garlic, garam masala, turmeric and cook in a low heat till the raw smell goes away.
  6. Then add the crabs and cook for 2- 3 minutes on a high flame.
  7. Then add the ground paste, salt and the tamarind extract. Cook for 10 - 15 mins or till the crabs are completely cooked.

My Tip:

Tomato and Fennel seeds can also be added in this preparation.

Reviews for Crab Masala (3)

Divyanshu Das2 years ago

crabs :smile:

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

Mouth watering! Yummm

Pranav Shah2 years ago

Amazing recipe!