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The Great Indian Crab

Syeda Ayaisha Banu
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT The Great Indian Crab RECIPE

Spicy melt in mouth crabs with a hint of spices that burst in your mouth making you crave for more.

Recipe Tags

  • Afghani
  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Steaming
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Coriander- a handful
  2. Oil ( vegetable or olive oil )- 1 tablespoon
  3. Curry Leaves- a handful
  4. Black pepper powder- 1.5 teaspoon
  5. Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
  6. Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 teaspoon
  7. Salt as per taste ( 1 teaspoon)
  8. 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  9. 1 kg Blue Crab


  1. Wash the crabs and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan.
  3. Add Ginger-Garlic paste and mix and cook for 1 min on low flame.
  4. Add all the spices and salt and mix well on low flame.
  5. Add the coriander leaves and chopped tomatoes.
  6. Add a cup of water and mix well.
  7. Bring the mixture to boil on high flame for 1 min and lower the flame and cook for another 5 mins.
  8. Add the crab.
  9. Mix well and keep it for 5 mins on high flame then close the lid and keep it on low flame for 10 to 15 mins or until the colour of Crab changes from blue to brown.
  10. Add the curry leaves and mix.
  11. Switch off the flame.
  12. Garnish with coriander and leaves and fresh lime.
  13. Serve with hot naan.

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Akarshita prasad
Akarshita prasad   Aug-01-2016

Wonderful crab dish!

Madhulata Juneja
Madhulata Juneja   Jul-29-2016

Can we use any other crab in this recipe?

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