Chili Crab

Chili Crab


2 tsp chilli powder

2 tbsp cumin powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

4 cloves garlic finely chopped

5 cm ginger finely chopped

10 cm lemon grass bruised


1 large mud crab (3 lbs)

1 teaspoon chilli powder

3 tablespoons grated fresh coconut

1 teaspoon cumin powder

2 teaspoons coriander powder

1 teaspoon fenugreek

40 fresh curry leaves

1 cup water

2 teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon tamarind

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 x 400 ml can coconut milk

2 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Step One Wash and scrub the crab well

Step Two Break off the claws and leave the legs attached

Step Three Remove main shell of the crab along with the feathery gills

Step Four Cut the crab body in half

Step Five Put the crab pieces into a colander, and then sprinkle with some chilli, cumin, cilantro (coriander), fenugreek and curry leaves

Step Six Put the grated coconut, chilli, cumin, coriander, fenugreek and curry leaves into a large sauce pan

Step Seven Gently dry fry the spices until the coconut is roasted and the spices have that wonderful aromatic smell

Step Eight Add in the crab pieces and then follow that with the spice marinade

Step Nine Add in the water, turmeric, tamarind and vinegar

Step Ten Bring it all to the boil and then add coconut milk

Step Eleven Gently simmer for 10 minutes until the crab turns red

Step Twelve Add in the fresh cilantro leaves

Step Thirteen Gently simmer for another 3 minutes

Step Fourteen Finally add in the lime juice and brown sugar, then mix it in well and remove from heat. Serve up and enjoy

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Chili Crab