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Crab Curry Recipe | Koli Style Chimbori Curry

Feb 20, 2019 | 2 Mins

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The Koli community is known to be one of the early inhabitants of Mumbai city. While most of us know them as sellers of fish and may have interacted with them for buying fish, very little is known about the amazingly delicious food they prepare at home.

Koli style Crab Curry.
Join the Koli family at their home in Versova Koliwada, Mumbai to enjoy an authentic Koli meal. Check out details here.

This is a simple, easy to make crab curry recipe by Rajini ajji and her daughters. Do try it at home and let us know how you like it!



1 whole coconut (grated)

1½ tbsp Cumin seeds

1½ tbsp Corriander seeds

1 pod Garlic cloves

1 inch Ginger

6-7 Green chillies

½ cup Corriander



1. Grind the above ingredients together and make a thick paste

2. On a pan, take oil and add the paste to it. Add Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Red Mirchi powder to it.

3. Cover and cook till the oil starts leaving at the edges. Add water and bring to a boil.

4. Drop in the crabs (whole) or pieces. Cover and cook for 15 mins.


Enjoy the crab curry with rice or bhakris!


Happy Cooking!



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