Hot and spicy mud crab roast

Spicy mud crab roast
Spicy mud crab roast. Photo: Manoramaonline

Netting a good catch of mud crabs is akin to striking gold. There is great demand for mud crabs, which are known for high flesh content in their legs, in the foreign market. The local market, however, is more keen on female crabs. Female crabs that have eggs are tastier and full of flavour than the regular ones.

If you can get your hands on some fresh mud crabs from the market, we will help you work magic on it to transform it into a mouthwatering delicacy. Check out this recipe of hot and spicy crab roast that tastes amazing with rice, roti or chapathi.


1 kg mud crab
50 gm garlic
50 gm ginger
5 gm cumin
5 gm pepper
100 ml oil
20 gm green chillies
250 gm onions
5 gm curry leaves
20 gm chilli powder
10 gm turmeric powder
3 gm garam masala
250 gm tomatoes
20 gm coriander powder
40 ml fresh cream

Crush garlic, ginger, cumin and pepper in a mixer jar
Heat oil in a pan
Add the crushed ingredients, onions, green chillies, tomatoes, chilli powder and turmeric powder
Sauté well
Into it add the crab pieces
After the crab pieces are nicely cooked, add curry leaves and fresh cream
Sprinkle garam masala too
Give everything a good mix
Tasty mud crab roast is ready!

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