Crab Soup

Seasoned crabs are stir fried and then stewed with onions, thyme, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and coriander to make this simple and uplifting soup.


  1. 4 medium crabs
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped
  4. 3 small tomatoes, crushed
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  6. 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  7. 1 tablespoon coriander root and stem
  8. 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
  9. 2 tablespoons oil
  10. 2 red chillies, sliced lengthwise (optional)
  11. Salt
  12. Black pepper
  13. Water


  1. Clean the crabs and cut into serving pieces then season with salt and black pepper
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and add the crab pieces. Stir fry for a few minutes until they turn to a red color
  3. Remove the crab pieces and put aside
  4. In the same skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil, add onions and thyme and stir fry for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic paste and add the crab pieces
  6. Add some water, coriander roots, cover and simmer for 20 minutes by checking occasionally
  7. Adjust the seasoning accordingly
  8. Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves

You may also like