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crab masala recipe

Crab masala

Crab Masala Fry is a fragrant medley of spices and aromatics. Its spicy punch is set off deliciously by the sweet crab meat.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Crab masala, kerala cuisine, kerala seafood
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Sumith Babu
Cost: £10


  • 1 kg Crab (four medium sized)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies (splitted)
  • 2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 300 gms onion
  • 3 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tomato (sliced)
  • 2 curry leaves (sprigs)
  • 8 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • salt ( to taste)
  • 3 cups hot water


  • Wash and clean the crabs with water. Cut in to pieces.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds let it splutter and add finely sliced onions. Cook till the onions turn brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and chopped green chillies. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Add Kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Add sliced tomatoes, salt & curry leaves. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add cleaned crabs and mix well. Add hot water.
  • Cover and cook in a low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Cook till the crabs is done and the gravy is almost dried.
  • After 10 minutes add garam masala and pepper powder and mix well. The tasty Kerala crab masala is ready.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1771IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg