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Monday, 13 October, 2008

Crab Curry

Crab curry is one of the tasty coastal dishes of Kerala. This is one of my favourite dishes.

During my summer hols visits to grandma's house was always a treat. My grandmother lived on the banks of Ashtamudi lake and I waited for the bus to arrive at the bus stop, my eyes wanted to see the lake, the sun set, the coconut palms standing on the banks of this lake and the birds passing over this lake. It is a view that no man on this earth can give us.

The midday meal always consisted of fish in some form or the other. I am not fond of fish but the way grandma prepared it made me relish it. Fish pachcurry, fish fry, fish red curry and crab curry were my favourites. Here is the recipe for crab curry.


  1. 500 gms crabs
  2. 1/2 coconut
  3. 200 gms onions
  4. 100 gms green mangoes cubed (If mangoes are not in season, fish tamarind may be used)
  5. 4 cloves of garlic
  6. 8 green chillies
  7. 1 inch ginger
  8. 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  9. 2 sprigs curry leaves
  10. 50 ml. oil
  11. 1/4 tsp. mustard
  12. salt as required


  • Clean crabs and cut into required pieces.
  • Grind coconut, garlic, green chilles, turmeric powder and ginger together.
  • Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add chopped onions and curry leaves and fry.
  • Add the coconut masala and fry for 3 minutes more.
  • Add the crab pieces and cubed mangoes and mix.
  • Add sufficient water and salt to cook the crab curry and cook over slow fire.
  • A tasty dish is ready.


Anonymous said...

Hi--Thanks for the Crab Curry recipe. I tried it and it was wonderful.

I visited SA in 2005 for the first time and enjoyed my travel to Cape Town, Durban and Joburg/Pretoria. I had the opportunity to purchase a jar of Mango Chutney and fell in love with it.

Since I live overseas, I was wondering if you have a recipe or know how to make it?

Sujo said...

Thanks, I will surely post the recipe of mango chutney. Do you like the sweet one or the normal one.

RafikiZawadi said...

Hi Sujo,
Happy Holidays!!! Last month was busy so I am only now getting an opportunity to visit your site. If possible could you post both chutney recipes. It would be great to try both out. I guess the store bought version was the normal one. I really cannot remember.
Many thanks,

RafikiZawadi said...

Hi Sujo,
Since I don't visit the blog that often, could you please e-mail me the recipe for the mango chutney. My email address is

Sujo said...

Thanks for visiting my site. I will surely put up the recipes but will be able to do so only in the middle of February as I am moving to another town. My computer is with the removals company and unpacking and getting internet at my new residence will take some time.
Sorry for the delay and thanks for the encouragement of keeping up with the site by visiting it.

RafikiZawadi said...

Hi Sujo,
I checked your site but have not found the mango chutney recipe. Could you please post the normal one for me?

Sujo said...

Hi Rafik,
I have not been able to put up the mango chutney yet and I will do it soon. Thanks for the patience, was out of touch with my blog for sometime. Sorry for that.