Tuesday 8 October 2019

Butter Garlic Crab Recipe

I have never cooked up a crab recipe on my blog before. In the past I have made crab curry with coconut and masalas. Today I decided to share the easy butter garlic crab recipe that I stirred up a few days back.
After the month of Shravan, the fish is in abundance in local markets and so are the crabs. Beautiful big crabs that have sufficient meaty substance in it and combined with spices give a delicious taste to the palate. 4 to 5 big crabs is all you need to make this dish.

Butter garlic crab recipe

First and foremost crabs need to be cleaned well. You can ask your Fisher lady to do it for you.


4-5 big crabs
1 onion
1 sprig of curry leaves
6-8 chopped garlic
1 chopped green chillies
1 piece chopped ginger
2 tbsp butter
I tsp crushed pepper
Salt to taste 


1.Clean the crabs well in running water and crack the pincers.

2. Boil enough water that will soak the crabs. Add curry leaves, chopped ginger and salt in that heavy bottom vessel. Now boil for 8 to 10 minutes till crabs turn white.

3. Switch off the gas remove only tye crabs and discard the rest.

4. Heat butter to the pan, add the  finely chopped onion and saute till pinkish.

5. Also add the chopped garlic, chopped green chillies and saute for 2 minutes.
6. Now add the boiled crabs and mix it in gently.

7. Add half cup water, cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer on slow flame for another 5 minutes.

Butter garlic crab recipe

8. After opening the lid, you will see that the crabs have turned slightly pinkish red in colour.

9. Add salt to taste n crushed pepper.
Cook till the crabs are dry, add a dollop of butter if you wish.

10. Garnish with finely chopped spring onions or parsley. Enjoy this finger licking dish with all your fingers and all your senses.


  1. I am a vegetarian, but the recipe looks really interesting and you had shared it with proper detail and photos. #MBUmomswhoblog

  2. wow wha a beautiful recipe. I have never cooked crab at home, but might try this one

  3. My SIL loves to experiment and cook sea food. Will share this recipe with her.

  4. I am vegetarian but shared with husband who would surely cook this someday.

  5. I've never tried crab this looks delicious and a must try

  6. I have never cooked crab.This recipe will be handy since its quick to cook too

  7. Such a yummy and tempting looking dish. Will share the recipe with the husband as he is the non-veg food cook at our home! :D

  8. I love to eat crabs and this dish looks so yummy. Will try this recipe and let you know my feedback.

  9. I am a vegetarian so better options for them who eat non-veg.

  10. I am a non vegetarian, but somehow the sight of crabs scares me a lot. Thought I wont be trying it out on crabs I guess Chicken would taste similar with this recipe.

  11. I am not much into seafood. But the recipe sounds very delicious and quite easy to try. I guess i can try with shrimps or prawns, the only seafoods I have.

  12. I'm a vegetarian but this recipe will sure interest sea food lovers. Will share it with my friends.

  13. I am sure all nom vegetarian would be delighted to try the recipe.

  14. This would be enjoyed by non veg foodies a lot. Would share with friends.

  15. Seems like follow-able recipe for crab lovers. Will share with people who will love this


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