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Durban Crab Curry by Aunty Maurine

durban crab curry recipe
Durban Crab Curry by Aunty Maurine

Durban Crab Curry by Aunty Maurine

When talking Durban Crab Curry, this is about as traditional as it gets. A delicious Durban Crab Curry, cooked to absolute perfection in a spicy, lip tingling, fiery red curry gravy.

Aunty Maurine shares her step-by-step recipe so that you can cook a Durban Crab Curry at home.

  • Author: Aunty Maurine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Durban Curry
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Tablespoon jeera
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustards Seeds
  • 4 Pieces of  (finely chopped)
  • 5 Tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • 4 Tablespoons of Masala
  • Tamarind  
  • Salt to taste 


  • Heat oil , mustards seeds and jeera and garlic with curry leaves  & chillies
  • Add your washed, cleaned crab & lower heat until pink in colour
  • Add your masala, mix well
  • Add your tomatoes & your tamarind (softened & mixed in warm water)
  • Taste for salt & add to taste
  • Cook on low heat for 15 minutes
  • Serve with rice, buttered bread, roti or whatever makes you happy.


Hint: Tamarind paste is very easy to use. Simply reconstitute (mix) the thick paste with warm water. Add 2 parts water to 1 part concentrate and stir until combined.

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Keywords: crab, durban curry

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