Crab Masala | How to make Crab Masala

By Renica Rego  |  3rd Oct 2016  |  
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About Crab Masala Recipe

Crabs cooked in a spicy coconut gravy.

The delicious and mouthwatering Crab Masala is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Crab Masala is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Crab Masala. Renica Rego shared Crab Masala recipe which can serve 6 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Crab Masala. Try this delicious Crab Masala recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Renica Rego of Crab Masala by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Crab Masala can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Crab Masala with other users

Crab Masala

Ingredients to make Crab Masala

  • Large crabs (cleaned and halved) 6
  • Fresh grated coconut 1 cup
  • Dried dessicated coconut 1 cup
  • Dried Kashmiri chillies 8
  • tamarind pulp 2 tbsps
  • Whole coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • Whole cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • poppy seeds 1 tsp
  • cloves 3-4
  • pepper 1/4 tsp
  • Cinammon stick 1 inch
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • onions 3
  • Garlic cloves 2-3
  • oil 1 spoon
  • ghee 1 spoon
  • salt to taste

How to make Crab Masala

  1. 01. Wash the crabs well and salt them.
  2. 02. Set aside two onions, oil, ghee, salt and crabs.
  3. 03. Dry roast each of the other ingredients (except the tamarind pulp, which is added straight into the grinder) and grind into a smooth paste.
  4. 04. Chop one onion, heat oil in a pan and saute the onion till golden brown. Add the ground masala and roast until oil oozes out.
  5. 05. Wash the crabs again and add to the pan. Mix well until the masala coats the crabs evenly. Add salt and a little water, about a cup, so the consistency is still thick.
  6. 06. Cover the pan and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. 07. In a separate pan, heat the ghee and fry the third onion until well browned. Pour this over the gravy and take off heat.
  8. 07. Serve with freshly made steamed rice and a green salad.

My Tip:

A teaspoon of garam masala powder can be added while roasting the ground masala for more flavour.

Reviews for Crab Masala (1)

Ananya Mohanty2 years ago

This looks absolutely mouth watering