Lagoon Crab is one of the staple seafood dishes in Sri Lanka. The dish is so popular you can even find it served at exquisite restaurant properties. With a little bit of culinary know-how and with a combination of spices and simple ingredients you can prepare this dish from the comfort of your home. Find below the recipe for this decadent dish.


·         Lagoon crab                                          700gm

·         Drumstick Leaves                                  10gm

·         Onion                                                   30gm

·         Turmeric                                                5gm

·         Garlic                                                    30gm

·         Mustard cream                                      10gm

·         Ginger                                                  30gm

·         Fresh Coconut milk                               1 cup

·         Green Chilli                                           15gm

·         Vegetable oil                                        5gm

·         Lemongrass                                        10gm

·         Black Pepper                                        5gm

·         Tamarind                                               10gm

·         Table Salt for taste                               

·         Curry Leaves                                         5gm

·         Chilli powder                                         5gm

·         Curry powder                                        5gm


·         Wash the Crabs thoroughly and drain any excess water.

·         Marinate the crabs with chilli, curry powder, and turmeric leaves

·         Refrigerate the marinade for some time

·         Heat the vegetable oil

·         Mix Onions, Garlic, Curry leaves and sauté

·         Add the marinated lagoon crabs and coconut milk and simmer for 10 minutes.

·         Make sure to stir regularly as it gently simmers until the crabs are cooked through.

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