Crab Curry


6 crabs, cleaned and cut into pieces
1 cup grated coconut
1 onion, chopped
4 green chillies, slit
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp pepper powder
2 tbsp shallots,chopped
3 dry red chillies
2 tomatoes, chopped
curry leaves


  1. Clean and cut crabs into pieces. Cook it in a pan adding chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder ,salt and enough water.
  2. Heat a pan and add 1 tsp oil. Roast grated coconut, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, shallots, pepper powder, dry red chillies and curry leaves till golden colour and grind it to a smooth paste.
  3. Now heat another deep pan, add oil and saute onion and green chillies. Then add ginger , garlic  and tomatoes and saute for few minutes.
  4. Add the ground coconut paste and stir well. Now add the cooked crabs along with its water and another 1 cup water and mix well. Boil it till gravy becomes thick and remove from fire…..

Recipe Source: ‘Vishishta Pachakam’ by Ummi Abdullah



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