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Goan Crab Curry Recipe

5 from 10 votes

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If you love crabs and also love Goan cuisine, you should surely explore this delicious Goan Crab Curry Recipe. It is also known as crab xacuti. It uses the authentic Goan curry masala, the recipe for which I had shared in an earlier post. If you make the curry paste ahead of time, this crab curry recipe becomes super easy and is ready in no time.

Goan Crab Curry
Goan crab curry

Some people are allergic to crabs and therefore if you have never had crabs before, try a little bit for the first time. This will help you make sure that you are not allergic to crabs before indulging in more. Remember to adjust the spices level in the curry masala paste to your liking. You can have this crab curry with roti, rice or bread of your choice.

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Goan Crab Curry

Goan Crab Curry

Delicious crabs in a coconut based spicy curry
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Goan, Indian
Servings 4


  • 6-8 crabs de-shelled and washed
  • 1 onion small chopped
  • 1/4 cup Goan curry masala
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add chopped onions and saute till they are translucent. 
  • Add turmeric powder and 1 cup water and salt. 
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • Add Goan curry paste and mix well. 
  • Add more water as needed. 
  • Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. 


Always buy fresh crabs from quality places that sell seafood. 


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By FoodLifeAndMoney in March, 2019

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6 thoughts on “Goan Crab Curry Recipe”

  1. Looking fabulous and so tempting. I just can’t wait to try it, it’s my favorite. Although I have never tried it at home, but now I will. Thanks for the video. I will share this with my family and friends, I hope that they will like it. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day.

  2. Thank you Supriya. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I like your website. It’s very refreshing. Have a wonderful day!

  3. 5 stars
    Its truly and authentic Goan Crab curry . It took me back to my grandma days. Thank you for recipe. Keep sharing your unique recipes with us.

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! I have never had Goan cuisine, but I just looked at the ingredients in Goan Garam Masala. Delish! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    We love crabs and this version is definitely a must-try! And perfect with a plate of steam rice 🙂

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