Masala Crab Curry Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Masala Crab Curry is a flavorful and spicy dish made with fresh crabs cooked in a rich and aromatic masala gravy. The crabs are marinated in a blend of spices and then simmered in a tomato-onion gravy, which is infused with spices like turmeric, red chili powder, and garam masala. This curry is perfect for seafood lovers and can be enjoyed with steamed rice or roti.

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Masala Crab Curry

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Ingredients for Masala Crab Curry Recipe

  • 83.33 gram Crabs
  • 0.17 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.17 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 0.17 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as required A Few Curry Leaves
  • 0.33 Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 0.17 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.33 Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 0.17 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.08 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Water As Required
  • as needed Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Masala Crab Curry Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Clean and wash the crabs thoroughly. Remove the top shell and break the crabs into halves.
  • STEP 2.Marinate the crabs with turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Saute until the seeds crackle.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown. Then, add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • STEP 5.Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • STEP 6.Add the marinated crabs to the pan and mix them with the masala. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • STEP 7.Add water and salt as per taste. Cover the pan and let the crabs cook for about 15-20 minutes or until they are fully cooked.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose fresh crabs for the best taste and texture.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.
  • You can add coconut milk for a creamy texture.
  • Serve the curry hot for the best flavors.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover crab curry can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the curry before serving.
  • Serve the crab curry with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat1 g Protein4 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp