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Curried Crab Recipe

Curried Crab is a popular Thai Curries
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Thai Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 2 - crabs
  • 6 - Shallots
  • 2 stalks- lemongrass
  • 2 tsp- Tamarind
  • 1/2 cup- boiling water
  • coriander leaves, as required
  • 3 cloves- Garlic
  • 1 tbsp- fresh Galangal or Ginger
  • 2 to 3 - chillies, seeded
  • 4 - Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp- Turmeric powder
  • 2 cups - Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp- oil
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Curried Crab:

    1. Clean and remove the hard shell of the crab.
    2. Break the big claws apart and gently crack them.
    3. Chop the shallots and lemongrass, and then add 2 teaspoons of tamarind in 1/2 cup of boiling water.
    4. Chop the coriander leaves and keep aside.
    5. Grind the garlic, ginger, chillies, cashew nuts, turmeric powder, pepper, and salt to a fine paste.
    6. Heat oil in a pan and fry this paste until you get a fragrant aroma.
    7. Then add the chopped shallots, lemongrass, crab pieces, and coconut milk.
    8. Simmer on a low flame till the crab is cooked, and then add the tamarind water.
    9. Remove from heat and serve in a big bowl garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


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