Crab Curry
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Crab Curry

This crab curry is probably one of the simplest yet delicious crab recipes that you'll ever come across. Try this three-ingredient recipe today! The flavours delivered by this dish will blow your socks off!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 4 serving


  • 3 medium Crabs 300-400 gram approximately
  • 2 tablespoons Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • to taste salt


  • In a 'chatty' (traditional clay cooking pot) pour 2 cups of water, add 2 tablespoons of chili powder (you can increase or decrease the quantity of chili powder based on your tolerance to the chili heat), salt and stir well.
    Mix chilli powder and salt in water and bring to boil
  • Bring this water to boil, add the crabs, and cook for 15 min.
    Add the crab pieces when the water starts boiling
  • You can see the colour of the crabs turning to a beautiful orange.
  • Drizzle with coconut oil, stir and simmer for another 10 min.
    Drizzle coconut oil and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Serve hot with white rice.


Kashmiri chilli powder gives a brilliant red colour to the curry naturally without making it too hot. You can use any chilli powder of your choice.