Curry vakalolo

Curry vakalolo

20 mins Prep · 40 mins Cook

A rich and flavourful Fijian curry using a whole crab

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine Seafood
Diet Other
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 473
Fat 18.9g
Saturates 2.1g
Protein 54g
Carbs 21.2g
Sugars 8.1g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Finely slice and rinse the leeks. Finely julienne the ginger. Crush the garlic.


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the mustard seeds and stir until they begin to pop, approx. 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add in the leeks, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and salt. Sauté until the leeks are tender, approx. 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the curry powder and sugar. Sauté for a further 5 minutes or until fragrant.


Add the crab and stir to coat. Add the stock and bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium heat and simmer until the crab is just about cooked and the liquid thickens, approx. 10-15 minutes.


Serve in a large bowl topped with chopped coriander and lime wedges.