Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry


Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry

Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry is a delicious crab dish made in Maharashtrian style influenced by Malvani cuisine. The spicy crab delicacy is a wonderful blend of different spices and roasted coconut. Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry is a perfect dish with hot rice. Crab meat is nutritious providing essential nutrients required for body. The dish is very easy to prepare. You can explore a well detailed Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 12 medium size crabs
  • 2 large onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry coconut grated
  • 10-12 nos whole red chilies I have used lavangi
  • 1 whole red kashmiri chili
  • 2 tbsp garlic ginger paste
  • ½-1 turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ghati masala
  • 1-2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  • For preparing Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry, first clean the crabs and wash well under running water, keeping the small claws aside. Add haldi powder, salt and juice of one lemon and apply on the crabs with your fingers.
  • Add a little water to the small claws of the crab and blend to a paste in the mixer and remove the juice. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and roast the sliced onions. When they start to turn brown, add the grated coconut and roast for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the whole red chilies and roast for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Add garlic ginger paste to the roasted ingredients and grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions till golden brown in color.
  • Add the marinated crab and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the ground masala paste, the claw juice extract and ghati masala.
  • Cover the pan and cook on a low flame till the oil separates from the masala.
  • Add tamarind pulp and some salt, if required and cook till the curry comes to a boil
  • Serve Spicy Maharashtrian Style Crab Curry with steamed rice.
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    ashok November 12, 2020

    Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.

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