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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