During my last visit to Goa, my brother got lots of crabs. I normally don’t buy crabs in Bangalore as we normally don’t get fresh ones here. My mom made delicious dishes with crabs like rava fried crabs and crab curry. My hubby loved my mom’s crab curry and asked me to learn the authentic recipe from my mom. So my mom taught me the recipe to prepare crab curry. Today’s Goan crab curry recipe is an authentic one. It is my mom’s recipe.
Mom’s recipes are special as lot of memories are attached to them. I remember, in my childhood mom used to break the shell and give me crab meat to eat. I don’t remember when I learnt to eat crabs. But yeah, it does take lot of time and patience to break the shell and to eat crab meat. It’s fun. It’s yumm.
There is another version of crab curry on my website. In that I have added tomatoes and many different spices. But in today’s recipe, you will see only minimal ingredients. That’s how my mom makes it and it turns super delicious. The masala gets filled with flavor of crab meat. Don’t worry, it does not smell bad. The cloves and turmeric powder added to the curry gets rid of the fishy smell to some extent.
These days Goan fish markets are flooded with crabs. If you get a nice fresh catch, I would recommend you all to try butter garlic crabs. It is super delicious dish. In Goa, crabs are called “Kullyo” in Konkani and this dish is called as “Kullyachem Tonak”. You can serve this dish with phulkas or steamed rice or Goan pav, also known as “Poderale unde”.
Try this recipe and enjoy the dish. I am sure, you will love it.