A special recipe from my mother-in-law from Tamil Nadu, South India!


  • 250 g of crab
  • 10g tomatoes
  • 100g onion
  • ginger garlic paste
  • a few leaves of Indian mint
  • fennel seeds
  • masala powder
  • pepper
  • coriander
  • cinnamon
  • turmeric
  • curry leaves
  • cumin powder
  1. heat the oil and add the fennel seeds, and 2 small cinnamon sticks
  2. then add the onion and saute for about 3 min
  3. add the chopped tomatoes and ginger/garlic paste and let it reduce down to a paste, then add the mint leaves (pudena)
  4. add the crab, the legs and meat not the shell and cover simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes adding a little water as needed
  5. add the masala powder, salt, cumin, pepper, coriander powder and a little turmeric, stir and its ready.
Great served with rice!
by Rebecca Subbiah
South Indian Crab Curry
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