How to make Crab with Green Curry -

A bit laborious but it is well worth the effort – it is absolutely delicious.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Crabs (केकड़े), Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Crab with Green Curry

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Crab with Green Curry Recipe

  • Crabs cleaned 3-4 medium

  • Scraped coconut fresh ½ cup

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 teaspoon

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 2-3

  • Garlic cloves 4-6

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • coriander leaves chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice of ½ lemon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Coconut milk 3 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

To prepare green curry, dry roast black cardamom, cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon and torn bay leaf in a non-stick pan till fragrant. Add poppy seeds and roast for half a minute. Remove from heat and transfer onto a plate.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same non-stick pan, add sliced onion and saute till they turn a light brown. Add coconut and saute lightly. Remove from heat and add to the roasted spice mixture. Add green chillies, garlic and ginger.

Step 3

Grind the mixture with coriander leaves and salt and some water to a fine paste.

Step 4

Place crabs in a bowl, add lemon juice and salt and mix well.

Step 5

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a deep non-stick pan, add chopped onion and sauté till golden.

Step 6

Grind the crab legs with 1 cup water.

Step 7

Add the green masala paste to the onion, mix and sauté for a minute. Add crab meat, mix, cover and cook for a minute. Rinse the chutney jar with some water and add it to the crabs. Strain crab leg mixture into the pan and mix. Adjust salt, cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.

Step 8

Add coconut milk and garam masala powder and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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