Curried Crabs

Curried crabs recipe is very similar to chicken curry where there is curry powder and coconut milk. Actually curry powder is a combination of several spices. It is a mixture of turmeric, coriander, cummin, chili, fennel and fenugreek. Other spices that are sometimes included are ginger, mustard, cloves, cardamon, allspice, mace, mustard and pepper.



1 kilo blue crabs or mud crabs (3 to 4 pieces)
6 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium onions, chopped
1 pc yellow ginger about thumb size, crushed
2 Tbsp. curry powder
3-4 pcs bird’s eye chili or siling labuyo
2 cups thick coconut milk
salt to taste


How to cook Curried Crabs:

  • Clean crabs well, remove claws and cut in quarters.
  • In a large pan saute garlic, onions, ginger and curry powder.
  • Add siling labuyo and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and add crabs.
  • Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes till crabs are cooked.


Curried Crabs