Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spicy Crab Meat Masala

  • Crab meat - 1 lb
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Coconut powder/grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cinnamom stick - 1 inch
  • Peppercons - 4
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1&1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic cloves -2 to 3
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cilantro - 3 to 4 tbsp

  • Clean the crab meat and apply salt and tumeric powder .Keep it aside.Let it marinate for about 20 minutes.
  • Place the pan on medium flame and add oil into it.
  • When oil heats up add cloves,cinnamom stick and peppercons.Fry it for a minute and take it out into one plate.
  • Then add fennel seeds and sesame seeds and fry for a minute.Take it out into the same plate.
  • If oil is less in the pan add little more oil and add ginger pieces and garlic.
  • Fry for a while and then add diced onion.Fry till onion slightly changes its colour.
  • Then add coconut powder  and fry till coconut turns light brown in colour.
  • Take out all the fried ingredients into the plate and let it cool before you grind it.
  • When fried mixture cools down  grind it to the smooth paste.
  • Keep the grounded paste thick.Do not add too much of water.
  • Take the same pan and add the remaining oil into it.
  • Now add marinated crab meat and give a good stir.
  • Close the lid and cook for about 2 minutes.Then add grounded paste and mix well.
  • Add all the dry masala powder and stir well.
  • Check for a salt if needed you can add little more.
  • Add little water and close the lid and cook till crab meat cooks well.
  • When done garnish it with cilantro and serve with chapathi or rotis.



  1. this looks so inviting Pranjali..superb!!

  2. I love crab and this looks so inviting

  3. nice blog.. nice recipes and snaps.. happy to follow you :)

  4. this looks superb....wish i got ready made crab meat like that....



  5. No problem. You can make this recipe with shelled crab,even that taste wonderful.You try it.
    Thank you

  6. Delicious looking crab masala, sounds so yummy.

  7. thanks for visiting .happy to follow u and hope u also like.
    dish is fabulous

  8. I made this and came out so well!