Crab Masala Curry - Andhra Style

King Crabs - 2 lb
Salt - 2 tb sps (adjust according to taste)
Red Chilli powder - 3 tb sps
Green Chillis - 6 (slit length wise)
Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch (finely chopped)
1 onion finely chopped
1 small size tomato finely chopped
Garam Masala powder – spoon
Black Pepper – ¼ spoon
 Curry leaves - 4 or 5 (optional)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 spoon
Dhaniya powder - 1 spoon
1. Wash the crab really well
2. Add oil to the pan and add  Curry leaves, green chillis and onions and fry well
3.  Add Ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 more minutes
4.Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are soft
5. Add crab pieces, chilli powder, turmeric powder, dhaniya powder and garam masala powder and mix well and let it cook till the crab pieces are cooked. You don't have to add any additional water.
6. Once the cab pieces are cooked and oil starts showing up on the side of the pan, add pepper powder and coriander leaves and cook for 2min and turn off the stove.

This curry goes very well with rice. but can be eaten as a snack too :)


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  2. Valli1:10 PM

    Mridula, just came across your blog!! And it is simple excellent !!! The fact that u have non-veg items that too Andhra style stole my heart :) ....

  3. Valli1:12 PM

    Never tried to cook crab before, n would love to try your recipe ...have a few doubts tho - how do u cut the crab into pieces? and how long approximately do u cook the crab for?