Chilli Crab

Enjoy this popular Southeast Asian crab dish – which uses simple, fresh and aromatic ingredients to leave you with sticky fingers and a smile on your face.
Chilli Crab
Cooking Time
40 mins

Ingredients (A):

  • 20pcs dried chilli, softened in water
  • 6 pcs fresh chili
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 100gm shallots
  • 50gm fresh ginger

Ingredients (B):

  • 3 tbsp. chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 3 – 4 cups (720ml – 960ml) water

Ingredients (C):

  • 2 tbsp. cornflour
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1.2 -1.5kg crabs, cleaned and cut into pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tbsp. planta margarine


  1. Grind ingredients (A) to a paste.
  2. Mix ingredients (B) in a bowl.
  3. Mix ingredients (C) in a separate bowl.
  4. Heat 4 tbsp. margarine in wok. Fry the paste (A) till fragrant. Add crabs and ingredients (B), stir-fry till it comes to a boil.
  5. Cover the wok and cook for about 10 minutes.
  6. Slowly add in ingredients (C) and stir well.
  7. Add beaten egg and gently stir with the crabs. Serve at once.

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