Crab Masala

One who loves sea food is usually a fan of crab dishes .The flavor crab induces into a gravy is simply out of the world. Only one who has had this delicious seafood can vouch for it! My recipe here uses the blue crab but other varieties of big (Alaskan) or small crabs can be used for the preparation as well. The cleaning of the crab is a cumbersome process and I usually prefer to get it cleaned at the fish market even if it means like spending a few extra bucks. Once you have the cleaned crabs the cooking is a very simple process.Crab supplies key vitamins and minerals that support good health, and can be an occasional part of your diet .

Crab Masala Curry

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: medium
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A delicious curry made with blue Crab, onions , tomatoes and spices based on Indian cuisine and goes well with rice or rotis.


  1. 8 -10 crabs cleaned
  2. 2 large onions cut length wise
  3. 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  4. 2 medium tomatoes diced
  5. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  6. 2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
  7. 4 tsp coriander powder
  8. 1 tsp black pepper powder
  9. 1/4 tsp garam masala
  10. 2 green chillies
  11. 2 sprig curry leaves
  12. salt to taste
  13. 4 tsp of vegetable oil or coconut oil


  • Clean the crab with salt and water .
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a deep bottomed pan.
  • Add onions and  green chillies and sautée for 10 minutes.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add tomatoes and sautée till it leaves oil on the sides of the pan.
  • Add all the spices except garam masala and mix well.
  • Add a cup of water , salt  to taste and cover with a lid and boil.
  • Let it cook well for 15 to 20 minutes
  • After it is cooked, open the lid and increase the flame .
  • Cook until well fried and gravy is thickened.
  • Add garam masala and mix well.
  • Add the sprig of curry leaves.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rotis  or rice ! Enjoy 🙂


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    September 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Honestly donno about this, but looks amazing and appealing ✌✌

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      September 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you Jyo , it is a very popular dish among sea food lovers 🙂

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    September 14, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Oh My….anything with crab is delicious….looks great Nisha. X

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      September 14, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Yes could not agree more! crab is always delicious however it is made .Thank you so much Lorelle!!

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    September 14, 2017 at 5:41 am

    That looks AMAZING😩

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      September 14, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Thank you so much Lucie, was indeed awesome!

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    September 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I am drooling over this delicious crab curry! Looks spectacular!

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      September 15, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Thank you so much Sandhya, appreciate your stopping by and the wonderful comments!

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    Jyoti Rao :)
    September 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I don’t eat crabs but this looks so yummy and I’m drooling over here 🙂 <3 I think I should try now 😀 Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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      September 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Thank you Jyoti! I am so glad this gives you the inspiration to try am sure you will absolutely love it!

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    September 20, 2017 at 1:55 am

    This looks delicious!

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      September 20, 2017 at 8:54 am

      Thank you so much Danielle, appreciate it!

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    March 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Holy crab! I want this!!!!

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      March 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Diane for the comment , this dish is a seafood lover’s delight! hope you try this some time 🙂

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    March 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Oh YES! Crab anything is great in my book! This sounds wonderful!

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