How to Clean Crab

Clean crab ??? It is very easy and also crab takes only 10 mins to get cooked.Crab will be loved by all as its meat will be so juicy and soft.My mom taught me how to clean crab and she used to say to keep all ingredients ready and then start cleaning the crab or else if u clean crab and cook it after a long time crab may loose its flavor.When my mom prepares nandu curry me and dad will eat only crab and it would take as atleast an hr to complete our plate 😀 😀 :D.Delicious recipes can be made with crab as nandu varuval, nandu briyani, you can also check this link to prepare nandu kulambu

Nandu kulambu


  • Use scissor or knife to cut the rubber band.

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  • Remove the part which is shown below

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  • Point the finger to the shown arrow mark and  lift the shell.The shell comes out easily with little pressure from your hand.

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  • Now we will have two shell.Throw the shell as shown.Now clean the shell by removing all  the dirt and its gills which is light brown in color.

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  • Pull the legs from the crab’s body.You can use the whole crab body or cut into half based on your choice.

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  • If you are using frozen crab then it will be difficult to clean as we wont be able to differentiate dirt and its flesh as it will be frozen.So before working on frozen crab add the crab in boiling water for 2 mins and then start cleaning the crab.
  • Crab just takes 10 mins to get cooked so don’t overcook it.Small Crabs are tastier then the big crabs.So always prefer the small ones as the flesh will be juicy and soft than large ones.
  • Prepare all the ingredients ready to cook and then start cleaning the crab.My mom says after cleaning the crab it should be cooked soon which will enhance the taste.

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