Crab Masala Curry Recipe

Crab Masala Curry Recipe

How To Make Crab Masala Curry

Have a savory seafood curry for tonight’s dinner with our scrumptious Crab Masala Curry Recipe. Enjoy crab meat mixed in with masala paste in this recipe.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 22 minutes
Total: 32 minutes



For Masala Paste:

  • 1tbspoil
  • ¼cupcoconutgrated
  • 1mediumonionchopped
  • 1tspcoriander seed
  • 1tbspwhite sesame seeds
  • 1tbspcumin seeds
  • saltto taste
  • 1tbspchilli powder
  • ½tspturmeric powder
  • 1ginger1-inch
  • 4garlic cloves
  • 1tbspgaram masala
  • 2mediumtomatoeschopped
  • ¼cupfresh coriander

For Crab Curry:

  • 2lbscrab meat
  • 4tbspoil
  • curry leaf
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tbspcumin seeds
  • 1mediumonionchopped
  • 2green chilesslit legthwise
  • 1.5cupswater
  • saltto taste
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1cupcoriander leavesfreshly chopped


Masala Paste:

  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan. Once heated, add the chopped onion into the pan and cook until translucent.

  2. Add the grated coconut into the pan. Roast for about 1 to 2 minutes until well-toasted.

  3. Add the coriander seeds, white sesame seeds, and cumin seeds. Roast them for 1 to 2 minutes more until aromatic. Now, empty this mixture into a bowl and let cook.

  4. Once cool, transfer the contents into a blender. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, garam masala powder, tomatoes, and the chopped coriander with some salt.

  5. Grind it into a smooth paste. Set aside.

Crab Curry:

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick wok. Once heated, add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, and curry leaves and let the leaves splutter.

  2. Then, add the chopped onion and cook until translucent. To this, add the green chilies and masala paste. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add water to the mixture. Once the mixture is bubbling, gently add crab meat and combine.

  4. Add salt to taste and, if using pureed crab legs in the mixture, add this at this time.

  5. To the mixture, add lemon juice and cook covered on a medium flame for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once crabs turn orange in color, they’re cooked.

  6. Top with coriander leaves and serve hot with fresh rotis or jasmine rice. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 617.56kcal
  • Fat: 31.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.87g
  • Trans Fat: 0.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.11g
  • Fiber: 7.11g
  • Sugar: 8.08g
  • Protein: 59.23g
  • Cholesterol: 293.32mg
  • Sodium: 1810.04mg
  • Calcium: 439.43mg
  • Potassium: 1538.78mg
  • Iron: 7.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 127.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 108.01mg
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