Crab Curry


Potjie No: 3
Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 1 hour
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4 large crabs
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 clove(s) garlic, crushed
1 tsp ginger, crushed
2 tbsp curry powder, mild
2 tsp fish sauce
250 ml water
1 tbsp sesame oil
Fresh coriander leaves to decorate


  • Cut the crabs through the centre into two halves.
  • Remove the shell from the body.
  • Disjoint the legs and crack open the leg shells.
  • Rinse to remove bits of shell, drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in the pot over moderate coals and stir-fry the onions, garlic and ginger for just 30 seconds.
  • Add the crab meat and curry powder and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the fish sauce and water, cover and simmer the crab very gently for 10 minutes or until cooked.
  • Taste and maybe add a little salt, drizzle over the sesame oil and decorate with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with rice and sambals.
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