• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 2 large mud crabs
  • Enough oil for deep-frying
  • 2 tbsp dried prawns, soaked and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp meat curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 stalks curry leaves
  • 1 onion, cut into halve and sliced
  • Seasoning
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 150ml water


  1. Mix the curry, chilli and turmeric powders together with enough water to form a paste. Clean crabs, then remove and crack the pincers and trim the legs. Cut each crab into 4 pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and deep-fry crabs until just cooked through. Dish out and leave aside.
  3. Leave 3 tablespoon oil in the wok, fry garlic and dried prawns until fragrant. Add curry paste and curry leaves. Fry until aromatic.
  4. Return crabs to the wok and add seasoning. Stir-fry briskly. Add onions and cover the wok. Cook until gravy is reduced and the dish is almost dry. Dish out and serve.

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