Malwani Crab Curry

Crabs cooked with malwani fish masala, fresh and dried coconut – simply delicious. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Malwani Crab Curry
Main Ingredients Fish, Crabs
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Main Course Seafood
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Malwani Crab Curry

  • 2 tablespoons Fish Malwani masala
  • 5-6 medium Crabs cleaned, unshelled with abdomen and claws
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Scraped coconut fresh
  • 1/2 cup Coconut dried grated
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Take the crab abdomens and large claws in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix and set aside to marinate.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add 2 tablespoons chopped onion, mix and sauté till golden.
  3. Add fresh coconut, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add dried coconut, stir and sauté till brown. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  4. Extract the juice from the small crab claws by grinding in a mixer jar with ½ cup water. Strain into a bowl.
  5. Grind together the coconut mixture and garlic with ½ cup water into a fine paste.
  6. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add remaining onion and sauté till golden.
  7. Add prepared paste, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Add chilli powder and Malwani fish masala and mix well. Add little water, stir to mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the marinated crab abdomens and large claws, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add the strained crab juice, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add lemon juice and mix well. Add chopped coriander and mix well.
  11. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1599
Carbohydrates 66.7
Protein 61.5
Fat 120.9
Other Fiber Zinc- 1.8mg