Spicy Crab Masala / Nandu Masala

Happy New Year 2012 🙂 🙂

New year special lunch recipe!!


Dungeness crab – 3lbs  top shell removed and cut into 4 pieces
Shallots – 3 cups finely chopped
Tomato – 2 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste – 1tbsp with 1part ginger and 3part garlic
Green chilly – 2 slit lengthwise
Red chilly powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 2tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
Mustard seed – 1tsp
Fennel Seed – 1tsp
Curry Leaves – 20
Cilantro – 2tbsp finely chopped
Oil – 2 tbps
Coconut oil – 1tsp for flavor
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a deep non stick vessel. Add mustard after it splutters, add fennel seeds & curry leaves.

Add onions cook for two mins add ginger garlic paste, green chilly and fry until it gets a golden brown

Add Tomato, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, little salt and close and cook for 6-7 mins or until the mixture turns mushy and the water evoporates.

Add the crab, one cup water and salt and close and cook for 10 – 15 mins or until the water evaporates. Turn off the heat. Add the cilantro leaves and coconut oil and mix well.


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One Comment on “Spicy Crab Masala / Nandu Masala”

  1. pranie
    February 25, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Thanks for the recipe. i tried it with sea crabs and it came out well. i recommend it to everyone who want a dry masala version of crab. u can try this. lovely taste.

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