Crab Roast

This is one dish all four of us (yes even my 2 yr old) just love love love and love. When we were in chennai, our fish shopping would never be complete without crab. So this was a regular dish every sunday afternoon. This preparation is a kallu shap (toddy shop) recipe and I got this from Vanitha Pachakom Magazine.

Crab: 1/2 kg
Onions: 2 large diced
Garlic: 10 cloves chopped fine
Ginger: 1 inch chopped fine
Green chillies: 2 slit
Tomato: 2 medium chopped
Turmeric powder:1/4 tsp +1/4 tsp
Pepper: 1 tsp
Chilly powder:2 tsp
Garam Masala:1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves: to garnish
Salt and Oil: as required

Marinate the crab with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp pepper powder and salt.
Cook the marinated crab in 1 cup water.
Now heat oil in a kadai and throw in the onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
When it is brown, add the masala (chilly, turmeric and garam masala)
Saute for a minute and add the tomatoes.
When the tomatoes are half cooked, add the cooked crab and mix everything properly and let it get roasted for a few minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as an appetizer or with rice/chapatis.


  1. looks really good............

  2. Mouthwatering here, drooling over that wonderful roast,delicious!

  3. Wow.......Very tempting and mouthwatering crab roast....

  4. Crab roast looks spicy and delicious.

  5. carb roast looks so wonderful and very inviting !!

  6. Spicy and yummy crab roast..Tempting clicks!

  7. Sojo I am a die hard fan of crab masala and u r tempting me to want this now... Looks so yum and hot...

  8. Wow Amazing Soj.............

  9. Hi Chechi........wil try this 4 sure.....:)

  10. How does the marinade get inside the shell of the crab? or do you deshell it first? Sorry have never made crab and would like to try.

    1. we dont deshell, but u can ask ur fishmonger to crack open the shell (in the middle and even the legs part). when they clean,they have to break the shells here and there, well thru those cracks, the masalas enter while it is getting cooked. Hope it helped.