Authentic Kerala crab roast


To be treated to a plate of Kerala's crab roast is an out-of-the-world culinary experience. It takes a bit of expertise and a lot of interest to work out a dish to perfection.

Turn on your culinary skills to crack open the shell and get the meat out. How about trying out a recipe for crab roast?


500 gm crab

1 tbsp chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp salt

Lemon extract


1 tbsp methi (fenugreek)

1 tsp mustard

2 red chillies

3 sprig curry leaves

1 cup onions (chopped)

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp garlic (chopped finely)

1 tbsp ginger chopped lengthwise

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp crushed red chillies

3 green chillies (finely chopped)

1 cup tomatoes (finely chopped)

1 cup coconut milk


Mix chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt, and extract from half a lemon to the cleaned crab

Heat oil and fry the crab

Heat oil in another pan

Allow the fenugreek and mustard to splutter

Sauté red chillies and curry leaves

Add in onions, salt, garlic, ginger and sauté well

Mix again with chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, finely chopped green chillies, and tomato

Add required quantity of water and boil

Add in the fried pieces of crab and mix with the coconut oil and allow it to simmer

Allow gravy to thicken

Crab roast can now be served

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