Sunday 15 March 2015

How to clean Crabs

Crab is a delicacy for many of us; however some hesitate to prepare this at home fearing the cleaning process involved! Actually, it is very simple once you start doing.

Here is a step by step process of cleaning, especially for beginners!

What do you need:

Chopping board


Turn the crab upside down and pull that remove the yellow spongy substance and discard.

Then hold the legs and lower part of the body;  pull the outer shell and discard.

Pull the spongy gills from both ends and discard.  Twist and pull the legs from both sides of the body and rinse thoroughly.

Cut the sharp edges of the legs and trim the spikes in sides of the legs using knife or scissor.

Cut the crab body into two pieces and rinse once again.  Crab is ready to cook now!

Check for crab recipes from my blog:

Chettinad Crab Masala / Chettinad Nandu Masala
Crab Fry / Nandu Varuval / நண்டு வறுவல் ( without coconut)


  1. Thank you uncle and happy to see your comment in my blog.

  2. Very neatly explained, thanks for sharing this post. Ippo I'm craving for nandu kuzhambu!


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