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Crab Korma

Korma made with Crabs

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 6 Crabs
    • 1 no onion chopped
    • 1 no tomato chopped
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • a sprig curry leaves
    • ground masala (of green chillies-5,ginger-1 inch piece and 5 garlic cloves)
    • 1 tsp corianderleaves-mint leaves paste
    • 1/2 cup ground coconut paste with 2 tsp kus-kus
    • 2 tsp chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tsp lemon juice
    • 2 tsp salt
    • few coriander leaves
    • 1 tbsp refined oil


    1. Heat oil in a pan, saute mustard seeds,fennel seeds,curry leaves,coriander leaves,then chopped onions and chopped tomatoes.
    2. Add the ground greenchillies-ginger-garlic paste,1/2 tsp turmeric powder,chilli powder and garam masala powder.let it simmer for 3 mins.
    3. Add the crabs(cleaned with turmeric powder and salt) ,coriander-mint paste,coconut-ground masala,3 cups water and salt and cover the pan and cook for 15 mins.
    4. When the crabs got cooked ,sprinkle lemon juice on top and turn off the flame.
    5. Serve this hot with rice or chapathis or idlis.