Spicy Fried Crab with Curry Leaves


1 kg mud-crabs (cleaned)

1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp ginger juice
2 tbsp wheat flour
2 tbsp cornflour

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 stalks serai, very thinly sliced
20 cilipadi, finely chopped
3 shallots, finely chopped
5 green chillies, finely chopped
5 tbsp water
1 tsp chicken stock granules
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
salt to taste


Marinate crabs with the ingredients (A) for just 10 minutes and fry till golden brown.

Sautee all the ingredients (B) and fry till fragrant. Add water, chicken stock granules, salt, sugar, soya sauce & oyster sauce and fry for another 1 min.

Slow the fire and add the fried crabs and mix well and remove from the wok.

Heat some oil in a clean wok and fry the curry leaves until crispy and remove.

Spread the curry leaves on top of the crabs and it’s ready to be served.

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