Malaysian Creamy Crab Curry

AuthorPeter Tan
22. April 2021
Time2 min read

I have a hate-love relationship toward crab - I love it's tender and juicy meat but at the same time I extremely hate to spend so much time just to crack it open. But If you are a person into crabs a lot, then you ought to try this Malaysian (and Singaporean too) most favourite Curry Crab recipe.

Get your fishmonger to prepare the crabs, discard the hard shell and reserve the tomalley. While this dish is traditionally prepared with green mud crab in Malaysia, we used a 5kg Dungeness crab. If you can’t find green mud crab or Dungeness crab in your area, you can always use another crab like the stone crab or blue crab.

The coconut milk give quite a riches to this dish but it blends so well with the crabs and rest of the ingredients in Khimyan Fish & Prawn Curry Paste such as curry leaves, curry powder, garlic, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, green chilies, and chili powder. The result? A curry crab full of flavour bomb that loved by a lot of foodie.



  1. Clean the crab and chop it into pieces. Save the green and juicy stuff inside the shell and set aside.
  2. In a wok, heat the oil on high heat. Pan-Fry the (2 sprigs) curry leaves until crispy. Set aside for garnish.
  3. In the same wok, add cooking oil and heat up. Pour 1 packet of Khimyan Fish & Prawn Curry Paste and pan-fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the crab, 60ml water and 500ml of coconut milk. Turn the heat on high and bring the sauce to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium and continue to pan-fry the crab for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the green and juicy stuff from the shell and continue stirring for about 2 minutes or until all crab pieces turned red.
  6. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until the sauce has thicken. Garnish the crab with fried curry leaves.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy it with rice or bread.

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