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How to Cook Curried Crabs

Curried crabs recipe is very similar to chicken curry where there is curry powder and coconut milk.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: curried crabs
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Manny


  • 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.