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Crab Claw Curry

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Serves 6

Delicious spicy curry dish for lovers of crab

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  • 2kg crab claws
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground dhanyia
  • 2tsp curry powder (choose strength according to taste)
  • 1 tsp gram masala
  • 2 chopped cloves garlic
  • Small piece finely chopped fresh ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil


    1. Break and remove some of the shell around the claws to allow ease of access to crab meat.
    2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan (n.b. claws will scratch non stick pans, I use large stainless steel paella pan)
    3. Add cumin seeds and stir in chopped onions , cook until onions are soft and begin to brown
    4. Add garlic, ginger, salt and all spices, fry gently for about 5 mins.
    5. Add chopped tinned tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes
    6. Add crab claws ensuring all claws are covered in curry sauce, if necessary add enough boiling water to cover
    7. Bring to boil cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until sauce thickens
    8. Serve with naan breads or chappati. If you wish you can also serve with plain boiled rice

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