Lankan Chilli Crabs

If you’re a seafood lover like me then a Messy Crabby Meal like this is mandatory every once in awhile

My recipe definitely has much more ingredients than a regular Crab Curry….. But once you’ve tried this version there’s no going back for sure !!!

Let’s Get Started

What You Will Need

  • One Kg Crabs
  • 10 Small Onions Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Ginger
  • Curry Leaves
  • Lemon Grass
  • Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 1 tsp Tumeric pwd
  • 1″ Cinnamon
  • 5 Cardamom
  • 1 Tsp Kashmir Chilli Pwd
  • 1 Tsp Jaffna Curry Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Middle Cut Chilli Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • 1 Tbsp White Poppy Seeds and 1 Tbsp Cashew soaked and blended into a fine paste
  • Lime Juice of one lime
  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • One Cup blended tomato and fried onions
  • One Cup Coconut blended with 10 Dried Chillies
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • One Egg Beaten
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • Fresh Red Chillies
  • Moringa Leaves or Fresh Coriander leaves

Step One : Mix salt and lime juice with milk and pour over the fresh crabs.Let this sit for 30 minutes before cooking

Step Two : Heat Oil in a pan and add in ginger garlic and onions.Let this turn golden brown

Step Three : Add whole spices and curry leaves,kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass.Let this get aromatic

Step Four : Add in spice powders and mix well

Step Five : Add Chilli Paste and Red Curry Paste

Step Six : Tamarind Pulp and Sauces

Step Seven : Add Blended Tomatoes and Coconut Paste

Step Eight : Let this cook on low for at least 10 minutes and you will notice the oil coming off the sides.Then you know the whole mixture is well cooked.

Step Nine : Time to add in the Crabbys

Step Ten : Let this cook on low for at least 30 minutes while covered

Step Eleven : Add in Moringa Leaves and Ground Cashew and Poppy Seed Paste.Increase flame to high and let it simmer to little thinner than you prefer because it will thicken as it cools.If you prefer more gravy add more milk

Step Twelve : Just before you switch off the flame, check for salt and adjust accordingly.Pour the beaten egg along the edges of the pan.This will give a wonderful texture to your Crab Curry

Garnish with more fresh red chillies and Moringa Leaves

This can be enjoyed with plain rice or steamed roast paan.Today we enjoyed with rice and vegetable chop suey…So delish !!!

The vegetables were sourced from Sunny Bees : our only choice for fresh fruits and vegetables. Check them out on social media to place your order.Link is attached below :

The Star of the Dish is The Fresh Sea Crab and my choice is always The Middle Cut Company

They specialise in Fresh Local Seafood Only : Not the frozen kind !!!Do Check Out their page for more details and images of their daily catch

These are their new additions the Mean Mud Crabs and they’re THE BEST!!!!

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Anyway I hope you would give this delicious recipe a try and If you do be sure to tag me on social media or send me a screen shot of your post.I will re share them on my stories

Would love to see your remakes on this

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Much Love ? Nuzrath