Kerala Recipes/ Kerala-Seafood/ Seafood/Fish recipes/ Side dish-with gravy-Seafood



  1. Crab(cleaned)- 500 grams
  2. Onion chopped- 2 nos
  3. Tomato sliced- 1 no(optional)
  4. Coconut milk(thick)-1/2 to 3/4 cup
  5. Curry leaves- few
  6. Mustard seeds
  7. Oil

For the marinade

  1. Ginger-1″ piece
  2. Garlic-4 cloves
  3. Green chili- 1
  4. Fennel seeds-1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  6. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  7. Red chili powder- 2to 3 tsp(or according to taste)
  8. Curry leaves-5 to 6 nos
  9. Coriander leaves chopped- 1/4cup
  10. Mint leaves- 6 to 8 nos
  11. Water
  12. salt to taste


  • Grind all the ingredients listed under marinade to form a smooth paste.Rub this onto the crab and leave aside for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let it splutter .Add curry leaves and onion and saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add the the crab along with the remaining marinade,tomato ,salt to taste and enough water.Mix well.Cover and cook over low flame till done.
  • When the crab is cooked pour in the coconut milk and simmer for 2  minutes.

Serve with rice.

Sending this to Any one can cook event at Taste of pearl city

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    July 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    It looks tempting…

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    July 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Must be a treat for crab lovers ~ nice preparation!
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    Reshmi Mahesh
    July 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Looks spicy and delicious…Lovely presentation

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    July 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Looks delicious!! First time at your blog. Totally love it and glad to follow you!!

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    July 26, 2011 at 4:45 am

    delicious crab curry we make a little different

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    Love2cook Malaysia
    July 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

    My hubby and son will love this!!! I'll take the curry alone since I don't eat crabs 🙂

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    Umm Mymoonah
    July 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I'm a sucker when it comes to cooking crabs, you have done it perfectly, looks very delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook 🙂

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    July 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Njandu curry adipoli. Looks delicious.

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    July 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Woww.. amazing 😀

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    Mehjabeen Arif
    July 28, 2011 at 7:47 am

    wow.. pictures are stunning.. I am personally a huge crab fan.. love this curry..

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    July 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Aww….this is my fav…looks yummy

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    July 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Mouthwatering and awesome pics. Makes me real homesick and prompts me for a holiday to kerala


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    July 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    This is delicious.
    happy to be Blog hopping with you. FOllowing you 🙂

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    July 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Oh girl, your naadan delicacies are tickling my fancy! And here I don't even know how to clean a crab, sigh. I need to visit you soon.. where are you in UAE?

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    July 31, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you all for your lovely comments…
    Jabeen ..ill definitely join in for the event.
    Nash…even i don't know how to clean a crab.. usually i get it cleaned..wink.
    btw i stay in Umm al quwain..u r most welcome..

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