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Crab Masala

Masala, a common term used for a nice hot and spicy dish, full of Indian condiments and spices. This spiced crab dish will be perfect with rice and bread.


Serves 4 to 5


As necessary                Cooking Oil


Ingredients (A)

1 piece                           Cinnamon  

1 piece                           Star Anis

teaspoon                    Fennel Seed


Ingredients (B)

1 teaspoon                     Ginger (paste)

2 teaspoons                   Garlic (paste)


Ingredients (C)

2 sprigs                           Curry Leaves

80 grams                        Shallot (sliced)

1 piece                           Green Chilli (sliced)


Ingredients (D)

1 teaspoon                     Chilli Powder

4 tablespoons                 Fish Curry Powder

2 tablespoons                 Meat Curry Powder

150 grams                      Tomatoes (chopped)

3 stems                           Lemon Grass


Ingredients (E)

100 grams                       Brinjal (chopped)


Ingredients (F)

1 kg                                  Flower Crab (big)


Ingredients (G)

1 tablespoon                   Yoghurt

1 tablespoon                 Tomato Sauce

1 teaspoon                      Chicken Powder

As necessary                  Salt


Ingredients (H)

2 sprigs                          Coriander Leaves



1. Clean and wash the crabs and cut into 4 pieces and drains it and leaves it aside.    

2. Heat the oil in a cooking wok.

3. Add in the Ingredients (A), and fry till fragrant.

4. Then add in the Ingredients (B), and fry till fragrant.

5. Add in the Ingredients (C), and fry till golden brown.

6. Then add in the Ingredients (D); reduce the flame and fry it till fragrant and oily.

7. Add in the Ingredients (E), cook it till soft.

8. Once the masala is done, add in the Ingredients (F & G), into the wok; stir it well till dry.Increase the flame.

9. Add in salt if its necessary.

10. Finish it off, with Ingredients (H), and simmer it well.



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Crab Masala.