Crab Roast


3 large crabs ( approximately 1 kg) ,cut into pieces
3 onions, sliced
2 chopped tomatoes
2 tsp garlic, chopped
2 tsp ginger, chopped
3 green chillies, slit
3 tsp chilly powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder
1/2 crushed pepper
curry leaves
few coriander leaves


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, curry leaves, green chillies and onion and saute till onion becomes transparent.
  2. Now add chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and saute till raw smell goes.
  3. Then add the chopped tomatoes with crushed pepper, fennel powder and salt, mix well and saute till tomatoes become soft.
  4. Add the cleaned crabs along with 1/4 cup of water and mix well.
  5.  Cover and cook in a medium flame. Stir in between. Check salt. Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  6. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from fire and serve hot….



  1. Hi Shabna, This is my first time here and I really like ure space! Lovely pics and great recipe. Just a query long does it take to cook crab? Pls do chk out my space wen u get a chance. Happy to be a follower!


    • Hi Neets,
      Thank you very much for visiting my space and leaving your lovely comment….I will visit your space..
      Cooking time for crabs will depend on the size of the crab and method used for cooking. Usually it will take about 8-10 minutes to cook on medium flame, 15-20 minutes on low flame..

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