Crab Xec Xec

It’s another goan cuisine n ma Princess’s all time favorite too.



Crabs (medium) – 4-6 (steamed and cleaned 🙂 )

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Kashmiri red chilies – 5-6  (Kashmiri chilies are not spicy, less if you are using any other dry red chilies)

ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp

Onion – 1 medium

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Coriander seeds – 1 tsp

Pepper corns – 4-5

Cloves – 3-4

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind paste – 2 Tbl spoons

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 Tbl spoons


Method :

Roast cumin & coriander seeds and add coconut, red chillies, pepper corns, cloves, cloves and tamarind and grind to a paste (Add a little water if needed).


Heat oil in a pan and add slices onions to it. Add ginger & garlic paste once the onions turn golden brown. Add the ginger & garlic paste, salt, turmeric and fry for couple of  minutes.


Add the crabs and mix well and let it cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add the spice paste and 1/2 cup of water and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Increase the flame and cook until the gravy thickens. Serve with hot rice.