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CRAB CURRY ~ My first attempt with Crabs!!!

Seeing you all again on a fresh 2013! Happy New Year...wishing everyone a peaceful and beautiful year ahead!

Our new year kicked off with some firecrackers by Hubby, a colorful beginning indeed! Rishie has moved a level up to Primary Year 3 and Ashika started her kindergarten too. The house is definitely dull without them, seriously no fun! I wait impatiently for their return everyday... ;)

Now, moving on to my Crab Curry today. For your information, I don't like crab. Nothing due to allergies but I just never liked it since my younger days. My Mum makes delicious crab curry but I would only have the gravy but not the crab.

My Hubby and son are true seafood it prawn, fish or crab. My Hubby, knowing my dislike for crabs, never forced me to cook. Until one fine day, I was watching my Aunt preparing the ingredients for crab curry, looked really easy! I watched her making the crab curry until she served and thought to myself that I should give it a try, at least once!

I also had a guilty conscience that I never made a dish which is really loved by my Hubby and son. Thus, I told my Hubby that I will cook crab curry soon!

We bought 3 pcs of XXL sized crabs at Tesco. Not sure on how to clean it, we requested my Mom to help demonstrate the cleaning and cutting, hehe!

Finally, I made crab curry and believe me or was a hit!!! Both hubby and son gave very good reviews of my curry, saying it's really good! Son gave me 100/100! That's a WOW for me as a first-timer. Guess I gonna cook more crabs now onwards! It's really satisfying to see my beloved ones enjoyed the dish.

Enough of that, let's check out my Crab Curry...of course as per my Mum's recipe! Sorry I did not have the patience during photo shoot as our tummies started to grumble quite early...haha! Again, I only had the gravy :)


Ingredients :~

(A) Rub the crab pieces with turmeric powder & salt and leave aside for 30 minutes.
  • 3 pcs XXL sized crabs ~ cleaned and halved
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt
(B) Coarsely pounded
  • 3 inches ginger
  • 8 cloves garlic
 (C) Others
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 large onion ~ sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies ~ sliced
  • 3 tbsps fish curry powder *
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder * make a paste with little water
  • 1 tsp seedless tamarind paste
  • 1 large tomato ~ sliced into 6
  • salt
  • sufficient water ~ depends on the gravy thickness
  • 50ml coconut milk ~ purely optional
  • cooking oil

Method :~
  1. Heat up a wok with oil and saute fenugreek seeds. Add sliced onion, curry leaves and green chillies. Stir for 1 minute.
  2. Add pounded ginger and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes and add in the marinated crab pieces.
  3. Mix thoroughly and cover with lid.
  4. Allow the crabs pieces to change color to slightly red and the juice from crab dries up a little. Keep stirring once a while to avoid burned bottom. I left them to cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the paste of curry & chilli powder. Mix evenly and add water, tamarind paste and salt. 
  6. Allow the gravy to boil for another 10-15 minutes. 
  7. Add tomatoes and coconut milk, boil again. Add salt if needed.
  8. Dish out and serve with plain rice :)



  1. That looks delicious...yum. Superb clicks.

  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love it. will invite myself over.

  3. Cant believe its your first attempt, irresistible fingerlicking crab curry Sis.

  4. hi love...
    Happy New Year too sis...:)) fuhhh...i x thn tgk ur crab curry....yummmmy :)

  5. Loved the pics. looks great and delicious! unfortunately i do not eat crabs. happy new year

  6. looks so scrumptious!

  7. Wow! XXL saiz! Puaslah makan ketam ni Love...nyummmm nyummmm

  8. wow love !
    the curry looks rally yummy !!!!
    congrats to u ............. ;))

  9. wow..awesum spicy n hot crab curry.....

  10. Looks very good! Even with your awesome curry, you just had the gravy. Give me a high 5! because I also avoid crabs most of the time. Why? Lazy to peel! What an excuse :)

  11. hi love... hppy new year dear! meh tuka ketam akak... akak lom penah lg msk kari.. leh tiru next time

  12. How can I stop drooling at this. Your dishes are superhit at my home. Thank you for sharing them. Keep up the good work.

  13. Happy new Year to u! hope this year brings a lot of good food on the blogger's table.. wait,u dont like crabs? it's my all time fav, so will definitely try your full marked scored curry soon! x

  14. The dish is true hit when the kids like it....mouthwatering crab curry!

  15. happy new year LOVE!!
    adussss sabo2..xthn tgk kari ketam yg sedap tu ehhh...

  16. Hi ya love......a happy new year 2013 to u n fmly too....lama akk x masuk cni kaaaaaaan..hehehehe

  17. Wow! It must have tasted great, your clicks are breath taking.
    I haven't had curry for a while and I'm all so hungry right now :)

  18. hi, what a beautiful day to get your crab resepi.
    lately the weather is very hot.and its 46 deg hot.walk in to the shopping centre to get myself cool down,
    pass by the seafood shop. blueswimmer crab,36AD per kilo, apa lagi beli lah.follow your resepi,ah wow.delicious, my hubby dont eat seafood, alamak, i eat bymyself.thank you so much, you make my day.
    may you and your family be blessed.

    1. Hi Fred! That's awesome to hear!! You are the first to try my crab curry recipe...yay!!! Thank you :)

  19. Awesome dear, wonderful drool worthy curry!!!

  20. Makes me wanting and craving crabs... *sigh*

  21. Hi Love, wooooow.......I love your crab curry, awesome. Look so mouthwatering, I definitely need 2 plates of rice to go with this dish.

    Have a beautiful day ahead,regards.

  22. looks good sis.. u should try Malabar Crab as well... nice one...

  23. Oh WOW!! Such an amazing pic! I don't know how you dared to cook crab! Bravo!! ;)

  24. Looks delicious. Loved your space and happy to follow..:-) Please do visit mine when free



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