Spicy and tangy Singaporean chilli crab


The Singaporean chilli crab is touted as one of the national dishes of the island city-state. Cooked in a spicy and sour tomato-chilli sauce, many consider chilli crab as one of the most delicious seafood dishes.

Here is a unique recipe of the tasty Singaporean chilli crab which can add a touch of international 'repute' to your next house party.


500 gms crab

200 gms shallots (chopped)

3 red chillies (chopped)

2 tsp tomato paste

2 stock cubes

50 gms beans (cooked)

2 tsp hot sauce

2 eggs

1 tbsp garlic (chopped)

1 tbsp ginger (chopped)

Spring onion as required (chopped)

Parsley as required

Oil as required

Salt to taste

Pepper powder as per taste


Heat oil in a pan

Add the cleaned crab and deep fry

Keep it aside

In another pan, heat some oil

Add the shallots, garlic and ginger

Sauté well

Add the chopped red chillies, tomato paste and stock cubes

Pour some water and stir well

Add the cooked beans and boil the mixture

Add the hot sauce and salt as required

Mix well

Add the fried crab into this mixture

Mix well

In a bowl, beat the eggs by adding salt and pepper

Pour the beaten eggs into the crab mixture

Stir well so that the eggs get coated on everything

Garnish with chopped spring onion and parsley

Serve hot along with some noodles cooked al-dente.

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