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Durban Crab Curry Recipe

durban crab curry recipe

Durban Crab Curry Recipe

Thanks to Kim for sharing here recipe for her Durban Crab Curry.

It looks absolutely delicious.

  • Author: Kim Naidoo
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Seafood Curry
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 1.5 kg Crab
  •  8 tbsp Cooking Oil
  •  1 Onion Medium Size 
  •  3 sticks Cinnamon
  •  1 tin tomatoe puree 
  •  4 Green Chilies
  •  2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder 
  •  2 tsp Tamarind (Diluted in ¼ Cup Water forming a thick juice)
  •  1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  •  1 tsp Jeera Powder
  •  1 tsp Dhania Powder
  •  1 tsp Salt (Salt to Taste)
  •  2 tbsp Ginger/Garlic Paste
  •  Curry Leaf


  1. Marinated the crab with 2 teaspoons of curry powder, half teaspoon jeera, ginger and garlic and some lemon juice (I do this a day before I cook the curry keep in the fridge . )
  2. Heat oil in pot.
  3. Fry onions then add ALL spices listed add curry leaves and green chillies, 
  4. Then add ginger/garlic add crab cook for 15 minutes add  tomato puree , Tamarind juice.
  5. Add salt and half teaspoon sugar to/ taste and cook for 20-25 minutes.


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Keywords: Durban Crab Curry Recipe, Crab, Seafood Curry

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